We started on the ATV road before turning and heading straight up toward the summit of Grantham. The bush was much better than the overgrown road.
From the summit of Grantham (southernmost peak of the three-peak ridge) there are no views, but it is the highest point on the ridge.
The ridge walk in very easy to the center peak, unnamed. Again, there are no views here. You go back down before gaining the elevation back again to climb to Mount Rykert on the south end of the ridge. Rykert offers some great, unique views of the Creston Valley.
[photo]DSC08778.JPG[caption]Grantham Peak (right) and unnamed central peak (left) on the Rykert ridge from just below Mount Rykert summit[/photo]
On the way back, we attempted to cut down to lower on the road by heading southeast just after the middle peak. For the first bit this route was much better than the first bushwhacking we did, but after a while it turned in to even thicker bushwhacking. On the bright side, it wasn't as long of a bushwhack.
We came out on the road and walked back up to the car.
The road is a lot more overgrown I think than the last entry from Sandra, but the drive is great, and the route is still the same.
[photo]DSC08783.JPG[caption]The Creston Valley from the West (summit of Mount Rykert)[/photo]
[photo]DSC08785.JPG[caption]Looking Northeast from Mount Rykert summit, towards Creston and Wynndel[/photo]
[photo]DSC08787.JPG[caption]Looking south towards Idaho from Mount... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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