N 53° 13.858 W 114° 03.761
BCP452 - Thorsby
Elev. 740 metres
With gray skies and snow over the city and more snow in the forecast again today there was no question of going after anything in the mountains. So when I saw this new cap pop up.... Made the drive up to Thorsby and started seeing blue sky around Red Deer and finally left the last of the flurries behind when I made the turn onto highway 13. It finally stopped feeling like late November and more like early October. It was still cold, but at least there was sun.
The cap is a nice easy drive-up one. You can see the guard post from the highway, or at least what's left of it. Something went 15 rounds with it at some time and now it resembles modern art more than a post. There's been some survey activity in the area fairly recently; there are flagged pieces of lath at several locations, including one right beside the cap! The cap is below grade, but digging was unnecessary. All it needed was the dead grass pulled out from around the hole and a quick wipe with a wet cloth to get rid of the accumulation of bird droppings. I think some bird really likes sitting up on that piece of lath! Other than suffering that little indignity, the cap is in excellent shape. Thanks for the cap!