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

Sunday, 20 December 2015Alberta, Canada

N 52° 30.903 W 116° 03.791

BCP705 - Coliseum Mountain

Mr. behmSquad and I made the trip out to Nordegg plenty early this morning to hit the trail at sunrise. We took the tourist route up which has a number of gentle switchbacks. After arriving at the first major viewpoint, we were met with strong icy cold winds which continued for the duration of our ridge walk.

We headed high from the Coliseum Viewpoint cache and enjoyed a fine ridge walk despite the breeze. The pristine cap was free of any snow and is situated at an amazing viewpoint. Excellent choice OFTH!

We worked our way down the west ridge from the cap and headed over to the west summit. Mr. behmSquad found the cache and cap on the west summit. We headed down through the very challenging cliff bands which were made significantly more difficult by the steeply pitched rock hard snow cover. Oh well, nothing like a little challenge as long as you don't go for an involuntary glissade off the side of the cliff.

The trip down the ridge was quite pleasant with the soft snow allowing for speedy travel. We quickly found a nice ammo cache on the way down. Overall a little over 13 km round trip and a few hundred meters of elevation, making for a nice walk in the park! Thanks OFTH for the well positioned cap placement.

Sunrise on the trail

Additional Images Additional Images

Sunrise on the trail Sunrise on the trail

A first look at the Coliseum West Summit A first look at the Coliseum West Summit

Ridge Leading to the Coliseum Mountain East Summit Ridge Leading to the Coliseum Mountain East Summit

Looking back down the ridge Looking back down the ridge

View along the East Summit View along the East Summit

behmSquad enjoying the snow behmSquad enjoying the snow

East Summit from along the NW ridge East Summit from along the NW ridge

View from the West Summit towards the NE View from the West Summit towards the NE

View of Shunda Mountain View of Shunda Mountain

Below the cliff bands Below the cliff bands

Last trip we took the weakness to the NW Last trip we took the weakness to the NW

The pleasant ridge back to parking The pleasant ridge back to parking

One last look at Coliseum One last look at Coliseum

Mr. behmSquad searching for the Coliseum Cap Mr. behmSquad searching for the Coliseum Cap

GE Coliseum Traverse GE Coliseum Traverse

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