N 50° 10.718 W 114° 16.239
BCP509 - Willow Creek Ridge
TiE and I got a later start than normal this morning to check out this well positioned cap. We parked at the end of the access road and enjoyed a 11.9 km round trip hike with approximately 400 metres of elevation gain.
After parking we followed hard packed snowmobile tracks to within 1.2 km of the cap site. We headed into the trees with the snowshoes and quickly progressed up a fairly steep hill with lots of powdery snow.
After arriving at the ridge top we quickly spotted the three Alberta Survey posts and assumed the cap would be in an elevated position near the centre of the reference markers. After clearing a fair piece of ridge top and not being able to find the cap, we decided to use the call a friend feature and TiE quickly had the cap distance from each of the survey markers in hand. This extended our search area and TiE quickly found the well hidden cap in a low spot on the ridge. Whew - sure glad we found it.
Thanks OFTH for setting up this fine cap and to TiE for the terrific company on the trail!
This entry was edited by Sleepy_hollow on Saturday, 27 November 2010 at 17:42:42.