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Found it PDOP's found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Monday, 24 October 2005Alberta, Canada

BCP243 Dalehurst

Came at this one from the west after parking off the Emerson Creek Road. For those of you looking at the Google satellite view the more obvious approach would seem to be the Obed Mine access road to the east but both it and the bridge over the Athabasca River are gated and closed.

From my parking spot it was a 2.8 km walk along cutlines to the cap. Crossing Baseline Creek required a 20 metre drop then climb back up to the cap which was exposed and marked by a GP.

Went looking for the Bearing Tree that OFTH mentioned and found a pine with a blaze in the trunk complete with a spike driven into it.

On the trip back I came across an old collapsed log cabin complete with ironing board, iron and hot air popcorn popper. It would seem that life in the bush isn't as rustic as it once was.

Cap and GP

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It It's Up There

Baseline Creek Baseline Creek

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Bearing Tree Bearing Tree

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