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

Sunday, 01 June 2008Alberta, Canada

N 50° 33.909 W 114° 38.944

BCP382 - Junction Fire Lookout

Well we got an early start this morning and arrived at the trailhead by 7:30 a.m. The weather was perfect for this absolutely fantastic hike. Three to four hundred metres from the Indian Oils parking area is the bridge over the Sheep River. The water was pouring over the falls just west of the bridge and through the congested space under the bridge.

The ford of Dysan Creek about 5 - 6 km into the hike was cold and not overly deep. The trail up to the fire lookout from the Dysan Creek crossing is a nice wide fire road with no steep climbs, only gradual uphill sections.

Once out of the trees the views to the east and especially the west were impressive. We once or twice stopped to plant a cache at these spots with very impressive vistas of the area.

We arrived at the lookout just before 11:30 a.m. on a journey that involved the taking of many pictures and checking out the impressive views along the trail. We ended up spending just under an hour at the lookout, chatting with Len (the lookout), having lunch and again snapping numerous pictures.

We headed back to the vehicle at 12:30 p.m. due to the numerous rain clouds collecting to the west. Fortunately the really heavy rain didn't catch up to us until the Dysan Creek crossing. But did the rain ever come down hard as we put the fording gear away.

On the approach to Dysan Creek Daddy GeoKs and Reastick spotted a grizzly on the other side of the creek. Unfortunately I missed the bear and he apparently ended up heading for the hills as we made a good bit of noise.

We arrived back at the geobuggy at 4:00 p.m. and 26.6 km later on our track logs. Just a fantastic day hike, with unending vistas once you clear the tree line. Definitely a hike to remember and one that I would highly recommend. TFTH and the numbers and pictures are on the way.

[This entry was edited by Sleepy_hollow on Monday, June 02, 2008 at 5:31:38 AM.]

Crossing the Sheep River

Additional Images Additional Images

Crossing the Sheep River Crossing the Sheep River

Water under the Sheep River bridge Water under the Sheep River bridge

Caching team on the trail Caching team on the trail

Dysan Falls Dysan Falls

Daddy GeoKs fording Dysan Creek Daddy GeoKs fording Dysan Creek

A short band of snow A short band of snow

Arriving at the lookout Arriving at the lookout

Keeper of the cap Keeper of the cap

Junction Lookout Junction Lookout

Junction Mountain Junction Mountain

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