On October 18th we went to the Ripple Ridge Cabin in Kootenay Pass. We left after school on Thursday because Friday was a Pro-D day. We went to A&W in Osoyoos. We got a baby mug (holds about 75ml). We arrived at the trailhead at 12:34 AM, and we arrived at the cabin at 2:30.
On the next day we climbed Lightning Strike, Monk SE1, and Monk. The locals call Monk “Stagleap”. I like Stagleap better.
This was my favourite hut. It’s meant for 6 people, but I think you could comfortably fit 10 people. It’s cozy and warm. If you want to play mini ping pong the most ridiculous way you can think of, here’s the place you’d want to go. (For setup necessary stuff includes: suction cup, wooden post, a rock, two hand sanitizer containers (drops still inside may be useful to keep the net up non-sloppily), and a roll of toilet paper.)
Mini Ping Pong
Lightning Strike Cabin (15 metres from Ripple Ridge Cabin)
At the hut I did a soapstone carving of a seal. If you’re interested go to: Soapstone carving kits
Finished Soapstone Seal
On Saturday we climbed Baldy Rocks. It’s really bushy and steep if you avoid the bush. We also got water because there’s no water next to the hut.
We hiked out Sunday morning. When we were driving back there were lots of golden larches. In Osoyoos we went to a fruit store. We got some dried apple, some apples, a jack-o-lantern, and some field cucumbers.
You’re allowed to book the cabins up to one year in advance. This winter is completely full. If you’d like to go here next winter, I’d recommend booking at midnight this winter.