N 53° 12.423 W 114° 56.349
BCP366 - Drayton Valley
Elev. 808 metres
After the climb up Mount Baldy yesterday, I decided that less walking and more driving was about all my legs were ready to handle today. This ended up being the longest "hike" of the day, about 600 metres return and no elevation gained or lost!
The autorouting tried to get me to turn off the highway on a couple of roads that aren't there any more, but I just kept passing up the chance to drive through strangers' yards until the third chance to turn came with a real road! After that the GPSr got me to within 300 yards of ground zero, where I was stopped by an oil & gas company's gate. A quad trail took me to within 50 metres of the cap, and the last 50 metres were simple bushwhacking. I spotted the flagged lath from a fair distance away, and all the ground level cap needed was to have a few leaves removed and a quick polish to be ready for its beauty shot. The cap is in excellent shape, but the original stamping of the numbers was a bit haphazard. I could hear quads roaring around in the valley, but the view was limited by the lush vegetation, and I could only see out and down from one small spot. Thanks for the short hike and the cap!