N 49° 24.631 W 114° 05.637
BCP423 - Kiska Lookout
Takin It Easy, RedRouge, and I headed off early this morning to tackle this fine bike / hike. We arrived at the trailhead in good time and proceeded to check out a few trailhead options. We ended up taking a slightly longer option, but we had a good early start and lots of energy.
We used some intermediate waypoints from Mapsource and Ibycus Topo maps to identify the prescribed trail to the lookout. Our initial review of the route identified two fords on the trail, but we encountered nine or ten each way - lots of fun!
We arrived at the lookout shortly before 1:00 pm and enjoyed the amazing views of the Front Range mountains and Lake Abraham. It's truly amazing how relatively flat the land is at the lookout site - just a great spot.
We quickly found the cap in the stove pipe as described in the cap detail, did the necessary pictures, enjoyed lunch, found the nearby cache, and placed two of our own in this area.
After spending the better portion of 90 minutes at the top, we headed back to the trailhead at 2:30 pm and arrived at our vehicle just before 6:00 pm. It was a fantastic bike / hike with a round trip track log distance of just over 42 kilometers with an elevation gain of 600 meters. Just a great day with terrific company - TFTH and adventure - and the $$$ shot is on the way!