Cat Creek Hills (Highwood)
The pointy hills with crooked trees. Limber pines fold in the breeze and their 1,000 year skeletons adorn the pathway to this most prominent of hills, the Cat Creek Hills in the Highwood River Valley.
Starting with an expansive ridge walk edged by the Great Divide with the Peaks of Stachan, Muir and Armstrong. The path continues through a low pass in the trees towards the slippery, steep slope beneath a small, windblown summit.
This is a group of hills will always bring you fond memories as you drive past. It’s close to the Highwood Junction gate during the winter and made a great end of season hike back in November of 2012. A little piece of the foothills, in the front ranges.