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Found it Takin it Easy found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010Alberta, Canada

BCP484 Wind Ridge
Posted N51° 01.188 W115° 17.563
GPSr N51° 01.188 W115° 17.565

BVPete invited me to go on a hike to find J2D2s new cache up on Wind Ridge which would also allow me to find this cap that he had found back in August. We headed out in the morning and were greeted with blue skies and no wind at the parking area. The hike up was terrific with a mix of terrain with forested trails, alpine meadows, steep sections, a short scramble, a ridge walk and fantastic views. For a 4 hour return hike, this one ranks up there as one of my favourites. The views were superb in all directions. On the return we checked out a trail that skirted around the scramble section, but in my opinion, the scamble section was easier. It was a dirt trail that was steep in sections with lots of root exposure. However, if the short scramble stops you from reaching the top, I would suggest giving it a try. Just veer right when you hit the scramble section and follow the trail up. All in all, simply a great spot for a cap and a cache 2 for 1. Thanks to BVPete for the invite and the great conversation. It sure didnt't seem like 4 hours up there. Thanks for the cap OFTH.

Clear skies from parking

Additional Images Additional Images

Clear skies from parking Clear skies from parking

Our target Our target

BVPete on the crux BVPete on the crux

Wind Ridge Rock Bands Wind Ridge Rock Bands

On the ridge On the ridge

BCP484 Context Shot BCP484 Context Shot

Taking in the view Taking in the view

SW along the ridge SW along the ridge

E along the ridge and Pigeon Mtn E along the ridge and Pigeon Mtn

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