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

Sunday, July 28, 2013Alberta, Canada

N 50° 51.529 W 115° 08.926

BCP618 – Limestone Ridge

I made it to the trailhead bright and early this morning to check out this well positioned cap. I ended up using the track log for Limestone Mountain from www.soistheman.com and followed it to the summit of Limestone Mountain. The view from Limestone Mountain was amazing and to some degree helped to identify the route to the cap site.

After hiding a cache near the summit of Limestone Mountain, I began the hike / scramble to Limestone Ridge. Two significant rock bands on the east side of Limestone Mountain requires you to lose several hundred metres of elevation before you can head up the correct rib directly to the cap site on Limestone Ridge. The hike up the rib to the summit involves little or no difficulty, other than a few significant steep slabs which can be easily avoided.

Once on the ridge the cap was quickly located with the typical white plastic and survey materials found at most of the cap site summits in the Kananaskis area and of course the pristine cap embedded in rock at GZ. The views at the top didn’t last for very long as number of clouds rolled into the summit on my arrival. There’s a nice ridge leading to the Wedge that looked especially interesting to explore, but with the ridge covered in cloud I decided to wait for another day.

On the way back I simply followed the dominant rib and then crossed two drains to head back on the track down from Limestone Mountain. You could simply follow the dominant rib down to Rocky Creek, but it might require a ford or two and lots of tedious rock hopping.

Overall my track log showed a round trip of 7.5 km with 1100 metres of elevation when taking the two summits into consideration. Thanks OFTH for setting up this fine cap in Kananaskis Country!

Rocky Creek looking east

Additional Images Additional Images

Rocky Creek looking east Rocky Creek looking east

Rocky Creek looking back towards the TH Rocky Creek looking back towards the TH

Scattered debris along Rocky Creek Scattered debris along Rocky Creek

Heading up through the forest Heading up through the forest

Looking back down the drain Looking back down the drain

The Cap Ridge is still in the clouds The Cap Ridge is still in the clouds

Today Today's parking from the ridge

The clouds start to clear off The clouds start to clear off

SH on the Limestone Mountain Summit SH on the Limestone Mountain Summit

Lots of cool clouds Lots of cool clouds

Limestone Mtn Summit and the Wedge in the backgd Limestone Mtn Summit and the Wedge in the backgd

Heading up the dominant ridge to the cap site Heading up the dominant ridge to the cap site

Looking down the ridge Looking down the ridge

View to the south View to the south

The ridge is in sight The ridge is in sight

The Wedge in the morning Sun The Wedge in the morning Sun

Limestone Mountain from the Cap Ridge Limestone Mountain from the Cap Ridge

The Cap Site and the clouds The Cap Site and the clouds

The Cap Ridge to the south The Cap Ridge to the south

Limestone Ridge Elevation Profile Limestone Ridge Elevation Profile

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