This cap was our main objective today. We both had wanted to find it for quite a while. We came well armed with every conceivable route mapped out in case of wet road problems. We were in TiE's 4X4 so that along with dry conditions made us reasonably confident of success. We choose the shortest route for eastern access to the cap, along the Battle Creek road and found it in very good shape, travelable by just about any vehicle. However, as the warning sign posted at the start stated, it would be impassable when wet. We followed this road to its intersection with the W Benson Trail (more of a rutted track actually). This track is definitely not for cars, it needs a high clearance 4 x 4 and it requires a crossing of the Battle Creek. However, it is just 4.2 kms from the ford to the cap so it could be easily walked, after fording the creek of course. I am sure TiE will have more to say about this track . I should also state that the truck along with his 4 x 4 skills handled it easily. Anyway we walked the last 290 meters to the border, climbed over the fence and soon located the cap. Hooray (that's what we said)!!! After a short celebration we returned to TiE's chariot for the return trip down the trail with it's steep muddy hills and across the creek and back to the nice (er) roads. I should also say that we did not acquire any info on the condition or feasibility of possible routes that TiE had mapped out from the west. Someone else might want to check them out. After all that fun it was back to Medicine Hat for some lunch and a few more caps.
Thanks for posting this cap ofth, located in such a great spot. We had a blast finding the cap, that's for sure. And thanks for getting us there TiE!
This entry was edited by BVPete on Saturday, 20 December 2014 at 16:33:58 UTC.