Rating: 4 stars.
Distance: 3.7 kilometres from traihead to second summit.
Description: This is one of those areas where we need a trail. The road is in relatively good shape and goes to nearly 5000 feet. A short bushwhack through alpine scrub leads to a very pleasant ridge scramble with spectacular views of the backside of Mount Begbie and Blanket Glacier. The ridge basically consist of three summits. The first is an easy scramble. The second is a bit more tricky with a bit of exposure. The third requires a short rappel and is considerably more tricky. From the third summit it would be difficult to proceed west along the ridge. If this is the goal it would be best to descend to a bench south of the ridge prior to the first and proceed west along this bench. A trail here would provide a good access point for a traverse from either Mount Macpherson or Mount Begbie.
Directions: Drive south on Highway 23 to the Blanket Creek bridge. Just before the bridge turn right onto the Blanket FSR. Follow this for 9.7 kilometres until you reach the end of the road and the start of the bushwhack.
- Blanket FSR: N50 49.955 W118 05.702
- Mulvehill Ridge Trailhead: N50 49.464 W118 08.663