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Learning to Fly

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Hidden : 8/24/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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*** Please Note: The Wind Valley has a winter closure between December 1 and June 15 each year. This cache will be unavailable during that time. ***

This is a great hike up to Wind Ridge, there is one short rock band to deal with. There may be a way around it to the north. It’s up to you if you want to have A Momentary Lapse of Reason.


See hike 21C in Volume 1 of the 3rd edition of the Kananaskis Country Trail Guide and/or #77 in Mike Potter’s Ridgewalks in the Canadian Rockies and the Southern Alberta Trail Maps for more information.
To avoid a downclimb on the way back, you can easily drop down to Wind Valley from the summit, just follow the trail from the summit and pick a line down.

The Three Sisters

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night


I would highly recommend to anyone who goes up Wind Ridge to watch Pink Floyd’s video for “Learning to Fly” before and after their trip up. The video was shot up on the ridge, look for all the familiar peaks. There are a few versions of the video, this version has the best mountain views:
Pink Floyd - Learning To Fly

Search your favorite video sites for other versions.

Park at the Pigeon Mountain parking lot, see the additional waypoints for route options.
The cache is a small 430ml Lock and Lock hidden just below the summit and BCP484, cache contains only logbook and pencils with a few finders cards. No trading items.


There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ng onfr bs ebpx onaq whfg orybj fhzzvg naq cbgragvyyn haqre ebpxf

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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