BCP506 Fisher Ridge
N50° 49.958 W115° 03.248
I embarked on this perilous journey with the wise wizard Takin it Easy and the young hobbit Tyler Baggins. Our quest was to travel 12km to find the "one cap to rule them all", grab some caches along the way and return home safely. Takin it Easy in his wisdom brought along some dwarven crafted bicycles to hasten our travels. After a swift 5km we feared that Uruk Hai may be skulking in the area, so we abandoned the bikes to travel in a stealthier manner. Eventually we forded the river. The young hobbit feared the water as most hobbits do but after building a make-shift bridge and some encouragement he crossed the path. A short trek after the river the path we were travelling on was completely flooded. Fortunately this was where we wanted to ascend anyway. The initial part of the ascent involved bushwacking through a forest. We feared encountering giant spiders like we had in Mirkwood a week earlier but to our relief their were none. The bushwack was also relatively easier than we expected. As we trotted up the mountain the young hobbit complained of the boots we told him to wear and after inspection he feet were seen to be blistered. Fortunately hobbits are comfortable travelling barefoot, so we removed his boots and pressed onwards. We then ascended the talus slop. I pressed on ahead to scout out the area and ensure it was safe. After conquering the talus slops I could have sworn I was in the hills of Rohan. A fun final brought me the final location of the quest. After a quick search I found my PRECIOUS... errr I mean the cap, with the cache not too far away. I wish I could have enjoyed the views better but the orcs of Isengard must have been burning the trees of Fangorn again as it was so smokey I couldn't see a thing. After an enjoyable lunch Takin it Easy, Tyler and I made our way back towards the car. The journey back was much easier and quicker then the way out. A very satisfying and enjoyable hike, thanks for the cap!