From just before the end of the FSR we followed a creek up the ridge. The bush is starting to grow quite thick again, but is only ankle to knee height mostly; there was a forest fire in the area several years ago. We followed the creek through burnt trees until the bush got thicker and the trees were healthier. We went more right trying to find the clearest route before hitting the steeper section of the slope to the ridge.
From here we traversed left until we topped out on the ridge just left of the col. From here, with Punk in view on climber's left, it was an easy ascent the final 100m to the summit following the ridge line.
A very enjoyable short hike that can be over within two hours easy if you're a speedy bushwhacker.
[photo]DSC09329.JPG[caption]Zooming in on the Southern Purcells. You can just make out Snowcrest, Akokli, and Haystack![/photo]
[photo]DSC09323.JPG[caption]The Three Sisters Peaks more central in the Nelson Range. Looking Northwest.[/photo]
[photo]DSC09321.JPG[caption]Looking Southeast from Punk summit to Mount Hulme (left) and Mount Midgeley (right/center) before the Creston Valley.[/photo]
[photo]DSC09320.JPG[caption]Looking North to the Darkwoods Peaks. From left to right: Royce, Rolls, Wood,... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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