BCP604 Great West Ridge
N51° 45.294’ W115° 10.660’
I always enjoy these Cap adventures with good friends, the long drive seems to fly by and there is never a lack of important issues to discuss. As van der Decken has already said in his very complete and interesting log that he, Takin it Easy and I met up at my house to consolidate into one vehicle before heading north on Hwy 40. We did pick up a few refreshments from McDonalds on the way of course. Hwy 40 was generally in good shape, a bit icy here and there, but nothing to cause any problems. We stopped here and there to pick up a few caches on the way and spent a few minutes (several) when for some inexplicable reason WE turned the wrong way after crossing the Red Deer River to merrily head towards Ya Ha Tinda Ranch. This error was soon detected by all of us and rectified, of course my companions will try to pin this error on me but don’t believe them, it was a shared screw up, right guys . Anyways on we went and soon were at the parking spot, we did try driving around a bit to see if we could get a bit closer, but in the end parked at a good spot closer to the bridge. We geared up and headed for our target following an ATV road for most of the journey (starting at the posted parking spot), before heading up the ridge with about 1.5 km to go. Puff, puff, puff it was but we all got there and headed along the top of ridge to the cap/cache location. TiE was leading us up using a track log supplied by Sleepy hollow which made the journey much easier than it might have been (thanks Sleepy hollow). The cap was quickly found, photos taken and a quick lunch eaten before heading back to the truck. All in all I enjoyed another fun day in the mountains with a couple of great guys!
Thanks for posting the cap ofth, much appreciated.