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

Tuesday, August 25, 2015Alberta, Canada

N 50° 53.608 W 115° 11.370

BCP697 - Mount Kidd

Brendan714 and I got a good early start this morning and needed the fleece and windbreaker to start the day as fall was in the air. The trail is well marked from the parking area and we made quick work of accessing the drain leading to the summit, despite navigational difficulties caused by the June 2013 rain events.

We made amazing time past the waterfall and steep slabs which leads to a steep scree bash over the last few hundred meters to the summit.

The summit still had traces of last Friday's snow and fortunately there was little wind and the temperature reasonable for a close to 3000 meter summit. The weather station was well tied down and the real surprise was the helipad - it must be challenging to land with the wind at this elevation.

Our descent went quickly as we had spotted a well used trail on the way up that led back to the Terrace Trail and the Galatea parking area. Thanks to Brendan714 for the fine company on the trail and to OFTH for listing this cap with incredible surroundings.

This entry was edited by Sleepy_hollow on Thursday, 27 August 2015 at 13:35:45 UTC.

Sunrise to the East

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Sunrise to the East log image Sunrise to the East

First look up the access drain log image First look up the access drain

The drainage waterfall log image The drainage waterfall

Steep terrain log image Steep terrain

Ridge to the Mount Kidd South Summit log image Ridge to the Mount Kidd South Summit

Window along the Ridge log image Window along the Ridge

Close up log image Close up

Closing in on the Summit log image Closing in on the Summit

Slabs and scree leading to the Summit log image Slabs and scree leading to the Summit

Limited views from the Summit log image Limited views from the Summit

One last look at the Waterfall log image One last look at the Waterfall

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