N 49° 01.683 W 114° 03.452
BCP505 Akamina Pass
Elev. 1811 metres
It was a fine, soft day for a walk in the woods. Things were overcast but dry at the townsite, but as I drove up the Akamina Parkway, it began to mist down. There's obviously been some precipitation here lately; it's wet down below, but there's snow higher up. The rain began coming down in earnest as I started up the trail, and I was glad of the rain gear. The trail gains all of its 123 metres of elevation in the first half, leaving a nice level walk up to the border. The trail itself is wide and well maintained; you could definitely snowshoe it in the winter if the road was open. The was some sign of recent bear activity, not but [i]too[/i] recent, if you know what I mean!
The "cap" is visible from the trail when you hit the border sign. It's another new one for me; the remains of a metal encased concrete obelisk. I'm not sure if a tree fell on it sometime in the past or if the damage is simply the end product of very determined vandalism. The bronze plaque on the side of the obelisk is in good shape, so I'm tempted to say tree rather than vandals (I'd have expected the latter to make an effort to remove the plaque).
I expect that on a nice day that there'd be some nice views further up the trail, but today it was just mist and rain. Still, it was a nice walk in the woods. Thanks for the border marker/brass cap, outforthehunt.