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Didn't find it reastick couldn't find Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Sunday, 10 April 2005Alberta, Canada

BCP124 - Raspberry Ridge

I thought it would be a good day to get the family out to the mountains, but one thing led to another and it became a solo trip.

Raspberry Ridge is at the absolute end of where you can drive, but that's cool because I pretty much had the place to myself. There was hardly any snow, except there appeared to be some cornices on the summit ridge.

The new trail takes a direct line straight up, and sure enough I had snow problems at the top. I couldn't find a good line through the cornices, and ended up tracking back and forth for about 30 minutes. Finally I broke through, and there was the lookout.

There was no snow on the west side of the ridge, so I thought the cap would be no problem. But, when I rounded the lookout there was a big pile of snow sitting to the side of the helipad. And sure enough, the cap was under it.

I tried to use my Silva, but it wouldn't point anywhere but north. Oh well. A long ways to go for a DNF, but it was a super day to be out in the mountains.

Instead of taking the official trail or the old fireroad back down, I followed the south ridge all the way to Cataract Creek. It was a good little ridgewalk.

I guess I'll have to come back again...

Television at the SummitNot sure why this was here, but it was well placed. There was nothing good on.

Additional Images Additional Images

Television at the Summit Television at the Summit

The Cap is Under Here... The Cap is Under Here...

Close... Close...

Cornices Cornices

Heading Down the Ridge Heading Down the Ridge

Having Lunch Having Lunch

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