BCP463 Ole’ Buck Mtn
N51° 03.592’ W114° 50.212’
I made my official trip to log the cap today with Brutus along for company; I think this is the 4th or 5th trip I have made up here in the last few weeks! What a beautiful day it was out in the foothills today, sun shining, little wind and a glorious deep blue sky. My other surprise was there was not a speck of new snow on the ridge from the storm on Thursday, I had brought my gaters and snowshoes just in case but happily was able to leave them in the trunk of the Yaris. We parked in the ditch off hwy 68 and used the cattle marshalling area and old road to access the ascent ridge today, no cattle and the muddy areas were frozen – perfect. After getting the required photos and info we went east along the reserve boundary for a short distance where we discovered an old seismic road that was heading down the east side of the ridge. We used the road to descend the upper part of the mountain until it turned away from the ridge and headed straight down into the valley. At this point we side hill walked until we had rejoined our ascent route in the vicinity of my new cache “Ole Buck Mtn- South Ridge #2. Then it was a quick trip back to the car were I noticed a familiar red Land Rover parked near-by in the ditch, which means Red90 must have been up there somewhere. I left a note on his windshield and headed home.
Thanks for posting this cap ofth, Brutus and I enjoyed our very nice walk.