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

Sunday, 28 August 2011Alberta, Canada

N 53° 05.831 W 117° 46.138

BCP496 - Utopia Mountain

Joci, Aceforce1 and I got the usual early start to head up Utopia Mountain this morning from the Miette Hotsprings parking area. We quickly worked our way past the old aquacourt, along the creek bed, and up a significantly steep hill through the forest to the first ridge top.

We found ourselves making good time and ended up at the cap site in a little over fours after leaving the trailhead. The cap was in reasonably good shape and was located on the false summit just below the Utopia Mountain Summit.

Our track log showed a round trip distance of 10.5 km with a little over 1200 metres of elevation gain. This cap certainly lives up to the trail descriptions in several print and Internet websites that detail the scramble.

What a thoroughly enjoyable day on the hill - thanks to Joci and AF1 for their fine company and support - and a special thanks to OFTH for setting up this most challenging cap!

BTW, the hotsprings await cappers at the end of the day at the bottom of the hill - no wonder the mountain was named Utopia!

Our trailhead this A.M.

Additional Images Additional Images

Our trailhead this A.M. Our trailhead this A.M.

The clear water of the creek along the trail The clear water of the creek along the trail

Our target appears Our target appears

The first ridge appears The first ridge appears

The challenging ridge The challenging ridge

Good grief! Good grief!

Looking back down the ridge Looking back down the ridge

A bit of a scree bash on the way up A bit of a scree bash on the way up

Joci on the false summit Joci on the false summit

Close up - Joci at the cap site Close up - Joci at the cap site

The ridge to the summit from the cap site The ridge to the summit from the cap site

A few of the fine views 1 A few of the fine views 1

A few of the fine views 2 A few of the fine views 2

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