BCP556 Fallentimber Creek
N51° 27.836’ W115° 12.632’
Takin’ it Easy, Sleepy hollow and I went for a very pleasant walk in the woods today to find a newly published cap. TiE kindly did the driving today in his spacious and very comfortable SUV, they picked me up in Cochrane at 7:30 and off we went for our adventure. The cap was located on a low ridge about 5.5 Kms west of the Hunter Valley road. We were able to use an industry road (open to the recreational public) to get within about 2.0 kms of the cap, so our hike was of the shorter variety for a mountain cap. It also didn’t involve a lot of vertical gain, so there wasn’t any of that heavy duty sweating required, which was just fine today. We walked alone the crest of the ridge on the way in and encountered considerable amounts of windfall, most of which was relatively easy to avoid. The continued up the low ridge and soon arrived at the nicely exposed cap in a spot that once was free of trees, but now is mostly closed in; still a few views could be had to the west through the trees. We took our photos and had a bite to eat before starting back. On this leg we dropped down to large swampy meadows south of the ridge where we had great views to the west. From here we just followed the north edge of the swampy areas on animal trails which morphed into well used wider trails as we got closer to the vehicle. This lower route would be the better one to use to access the cap, with just a short steeper part at the end to get up the ridge with only minimal, if any, bushwacking required. All in all it was a fun walk in the forest with two great guys and a nice shiny piece of brass at the end.
Thanks for posting this cap ofth.