BCP663 - Northover Ridge [FOUND]
Today was day 2 of what was supposed to be a 4-day backpacking trip. The plan was to head to Aster Lake, along Northover Ridge, to Three Isle Lake, and then over South and North Kananaskis Passes to Turbine Canyon. The closure of the BC backcountry killed the trip over the passes, so we ended up coming straight out from Three Isle Lake on day 3.
I got a headstart on my group out of Aster Lake in order to give myself some time to make this detour. The plan was to headstart and then catch up. A conservation officer caught up to me crossing the outwash and we chatted for a bit, before she carried on to the ridge and I headed off on my detour. It was a bit of a huff up here with my full backpacking pack, but not technically challenging. I was happy to see that guard post, though! The view from the top was wonderful. After a quick find of the cache and cap, I headed back down to the snowpatch and to the trail, where I headed off towards the ridge to catch up with the rest of my party. I can't believe this one hasn't seen more traffic, with the proximity to Northover Ridge!