Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail
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From the trail just north of Ptarmigan Tunnel. Elizabeth Lake, a very popular backcountry camping spot, is in the lower left, with the wild country of the Belly River further to the north. Take note of the small snow patch near the middle of the photo. Just below and to the left of that point (enlarge photo and look for the shaded retaining wall), a tongue of scree streams down through the bright red rock; an exciting route leads up that scree, and includes a goat trail traverse along a steep cliff face. The goat trail ends near desolate Redgap Pass, where Seward Mountain can be easily climbed.
July 21, 2008