Aug 5th – Day 3 of riding. The first time I rode in the Rockies we did this ride. It seemed epic then. It’s still epic but more like an old friend. Named after Tom Powderface of Stoney First Nations descent, who resided in the Bragg Creek area, Powderface ridge descends to the Elbow River near Hwy 66. We drove into the Camping area and parked at the Forgetmenot pond. From there we rode up the Powderface Trail Road 7km to the trail before Prairie creek and climbed up to the ridge and down the multiuse trail back to the car. You could do this as a longer loop from Prairie creek or the Powderface trail from Hwy 66 near Elbow Falls.
Powerderface Alpine. Climbing is mostly done.
Into oxygen low zone
Good thing the views distract
Tall Boy seems to be enjoying himself
Mach 5.7 loves the Rockies!
Saddle on the East side of Powerface Ridge where most of the people who come up from Hwy 66 hike to. Great views of Elbow Valley to the South.
Main parking area to hike up to Powerface Ridge.
Chillin’ by the Elbow River
Camp at night
Length: 16.2 km
Duration: 3 hours, 32 minutes
Vertical up: 697.4 m
Vertical down: 676.8 m