BrassCap BCP300 Adams Creek Lookout
A Cap and a Cuppa
Another great day of hiking in the Willmore Wilderness Park. Started out at 0630 from as close to the park boundary as I could get my car which meant about 7km of walking along old roads to reach the boundary. Another 4km along the fire road in the park and then I left the road to ascend the ridge to the fire lookout which was 5.7km distant and 665 metres above.
The ridge climb was fairly easy going with little tangle foot and a steady moderate grade. I did lose a little of the hard won elevation dropping to a saddle before joining up again with the fire road for the final leg to the lookout.
I reached the lookout about five hours after setting out. The tower man Robert Guest was very hospitable and treated me to a cuppa tea and fresh cookies. He remembered Rocky 1 from his visit to get this cap a couple of years ago. Rocky was smarter than I and used a mountain bike to make the trip.
Took my photos and waypoints while getting acquainted with Robert's dog Toby then headed back down after about an hour in total at the lookout. I had thoughts about doing a ridge walk over to BCP299 but that would have been too long of a day and this old guy would be passed out somewhere along the trail right now.
The weather cooperated and I had a good hike although I came across a bear a couple of hundred metres from my car on the way back. It had obviously been reading the same bear encounter manual as I as when it stood up to get a better look I held my pack over my head and yelled at it and the bear jumped in the river and swam to the other side.
I'm glad it happened at the end of the day.