N 51° 26.531 W 115° 16.006
BCP584 Burnt Timber Creek- 8th Baseline
Early this morning Cougarman70 and I headed out to find this exceptional cap location. We decided to approach the cap site from the south and found a great spot to park for the bike and hike along the Waiparous Valley Road.
Now the WVR is a challenging little road for a bike with potholes and mud holes a plenty, along with numerous large rocks to keep you focused on the road. We dropped our bikes near the north fork of Waiparous Creek and followed a route we had set up to the cap site.
The hike from our bike parking was about 7 – 8 km through a selectively cut forest, across ridges with terrific views, and included a short scree bash to the ridge leading to the summit.
The views from the cap site are amazing with many familiar peaks to the south and west. The huge rock pinnacles on the east side of the mountain are outstanding when you’re standing next to them on the ridge. I was really surprised at the flatness of the summit ridge. It reminded me a bit of Prairie Mountain and Whirlpool Ridge.
Overall our track log showed a round trip distance of just over twenty kilometers with close to 1000 meters of elevation. Thanks OFTH for another excellent cap location and to Cougarman70 for the fine company on the trail!