BCP223 Crowsnest Lake
Posted N49° 37.812 W114° 38.887
GPSr N49° 37.813 W114° 38.889
This one has been on the "to do" list for quite awhile. The issue has always been one of access. I investigated the obvious shoreline route, but there was no way I was walking right through someone's back yard. I investigated the Bible Camp road and again it appeared to require walking through private lawns etc... I finally settled upon a route that seemed to head in the correct direction and it turned out to work beautifully. I was able to walk on some excellent quad type trails for the most part and the bushwhacking part was on some animal/hunter trails. You need to be careful with tresspassing on quarry land in the forest area, but I think I was able to skirt those areas. I encountered a hunter's encampment in the forest. What an elaborate treehouse they built. This was in contrast to their outhouse which was quite simple, but unique. They even bundled together some logs to provide a crossing point of the creek that feeds the lake. The final portion was hiking alongside the train tracks to GZ. There was an issue with that which you will discover if you go there, but I pressed on and soon came to GZ which appeared to be a well visited spot. The cap was easily spotted and in great shape. I took a few photos and then retraced my steps back to the family who were waiting for me in the car. A "unique" cap outing to say the least. Glad I was finally able to get to this one. Thanks for the cap OFTH!