BCP454 - 9999 Trail
N50° 44.753 W114° 33.232
Well, where to start. First, something I learned today was that if you do not select any maps on your GPSr ( my Oregon anyway ) your waypoints, tracks, and geocaches do not show up on the display. I imagine that this makes sense as I assume that the map data contains the grid that is used as a reference for the before-mentioned location items.
Anywho, picked a spot to begin my journey, went down the cutline a ways then decided to try another approach, back to Ruby. Sitting in Ruby, checking out my GPSr ( bad day, I didn't load any TOPO maps for this area, arrrgh! ) when a Mrs. Jeep Liberty drove by, backed up, and pulled up behind me. Could it be? Yes, Mr. and Mrs. DanOCan! They had just done the same cap as well as SH's three caches. I had a chance to look at this GPSr's TOPO maps for an approach, was loaned a bright vest, then continued my journey. I parked almost directly north of the cap, but a bit east and started up, 'bout 750 meters from the cap as the crow flies. A bit of bushwacking the first 200 meters, then up we went. Many animal trails to make the hike up fairly pleasant, with a rest or two thrown in ( I'm in horrible shape ).
Came up as far as I could go up then stopped for a rest and looksee/think. Headed west towards the cap, more animal trails ( very pleasant ) then a bit of steepish climb to the cap area. No water, mud, or unpleasantness.
After taking a few pics headed down. I realized now that I walked within 8 meters of SH's nearby cache but, because of the no-map issue, I didn't catch it, oops! Maybe another time ... OK, prolly won't happen.
Went down a little to the west of how I came up, more bushwacking, not so pleasant but not a biggie. Followed the stream most of the way down, on the east side then saw Ruby in the distance, yay!
Very nice day, I needed to get out of the city and this was perfect, thanks Brian!