Photo: Looking southwest across Elbow Lake to Pocaterra Ridge and Mount Pocaterra (beyond) (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)
- 2667 m (8,750ft)
Located between the Elk Range and Pocaterra Creek; northwest of Highwood Pass
Visible from Highway: 40S
This long, grass covered ridge reaches its highest elevation near Highwood Pass at the headwaters of Pocaterra Creek.
Geologist John Allan (see Mount Allan) referred to the ridge as "Kootenay Ridge" and prior to that it had been known as Pocaterra Peaks. [Gillean Daffern]
George Pocaterra was a regular visitor to this ridge as he enjoyed the mountains and explored for coal.
"The Diva and the Rancher -The story of Norma Piper and George Pocaterra" co-authored by David Finch and Jennifer Hamblin, is published by Rocky Mountain Books. It tells the story of George Pocaterra and Norma Piper, who became his wife. For additional details please see: www.rmbooks.com.