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

Friday, 17 August 2012Alberta, Canada

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!

Day break at our parking spot

Additional Images Additional Images

Day break at our parking spot Day break at our parking spot

First light on a prominent peak to the west First light on a prominent peak to the west

The first of two fords on our trail The first of two fords on our trail

Riding through the second ford Riding through the second ford

A stream running through the forest A stream running through the forest

Views starting to open up Views starting to open up

Looking back Looking back

Local wildlife Local wildlife

Black Rock LO Black Rock LO

Target is straight ahead Target is straight ahead

Cool rock formations Cool rock formations

The ridge is straight ahead on solid rock The ridge is straight ahead on solid rock

What a rock pinnacle! What a rock pinnacle!

Looking back down the ridge Looking back down the ridge

The stretch drive to the summit The stretch drive to the summit

Our previous parking spot from two weeks ago Our previous parking spot from two weeks ago

We made it to the top! We made it to the top!

The Summit Cairn The Summit Cairn

Name that Peak #1 Name that Peak #1

It It's pretty flat on top - chopper landing area

North fork of Waiporous Creek North fork of Waiporous Creek

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