Mount Mara Ramble
Posted on: May 27, 2018 8:22 am
There are several routes to get to the top of Mount Mara but each year we go up from Pruden Pass and ascend the northeast slope to the top. This year we went out to the west summit then went back through the gully and back up to the east summit before returning by the same northeast slope. Because we start at a higher elevation this is the easiest route to the summit. There are pieces of trail along the way, but there is no trail on the northeast slopes until a point just past the pond on the benchland so hikers have to strike off and just bear southwest to the pond.
On the shores of the pond are the remains of the Damgaard Homestead (1912 – 1919). We can also see remnants of out building and field markers. Our route went south along the benchland to the start of the trail up the hill.