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

Tuesday, 24 August 2010Alberta, Canada

BCP484: Wind Ridge

Sunday evening I received an email from BVPete saying some of the local mountain goat crew was planning on heading out on Tuesday to try for this cap. When I got to work on Monday morning I checked my calendar and was pleased to see I didn't have anything scheduled so I quickly blocked off my day and booked it off.

I met BVPete at the trailhead around 07:45 and shortly thereafter j2d2, RedRouge and Sleepy Hollow arrived and we set off down the trail. I was keeping up on the flat with a bit of effort but once we started into the steep sections I struggled to keep up. It was a fairly decent slog to get to the top, but the views made it all worthwhile. Seeing Canmore to the right, the Wind Valley to the left and the views down the Bow Valley in both directions.

No problem locating the cap up at the top and then we took the opportunity to explore the ridge further before dropping down into the valley and walking our way out. This was one of the best hikes I've done, and it was made all the better by getting to do it with some caching and hiking legends. Thanks guys!

The Top is in Sight

Additional Images Additional Images

The Top is in Sight The Top is in Sight

Up Through the Rocks Up Through the Rocks

BVPete contemplating the next move BVPete contemplating the next move

The View to the West The View to the West

BCP484:  Wind Ridge BCP484: Wind Ridge

Cap Photos and Enjoying the Views Cap Photos and Enjoying the Views

Exploring Exploring

j2d2 snapping pictures j2d2 snapping pictures

I Can Fly! I Can Fly!

Memories of Table Mountain? Memories of Table Mountain?

Looking back at the summit Looking back at the summit

A Man and his Kite A Man and his Kite

Rimwall Rimwall

Yeah, We Were Up There Yeah, We Were Up There

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