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Found it Sleepy_hollow found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Monday, 31 December 2012Alberta, Canada

N 50° 14.329 W 113° 59.629

BCP605 – Timber Ridge

We all decided a good early start would be the best way to approach this well positioned new cap. As Rusty mentioned, we all met at a designated spot near Nanton. The roads to the cap site were in good shape, but the steep hills on the seasonal road were tricky with the hard packed ice. We made the first three hills and decided to park the Caprice for last kilometer in favour of a front-wheel drive vehicle.

We quickly arrived at the trailhead and found good parking. On arrival we were greeted by six horses who were looking for their morning meal. They quickly heard the familiar call of their owner and lost interest in the new arrivals.

After gearing up, we simply followed a fine road to within a few hundred metres of the cap and did the last short uphill section following the contour of the hillside to the ridge. We quickly spotted the survey pedestal and the surrounding markers – all were in fine condition.

We took a number of pictures of the peaks to the west, including: Tornado Mountain; Little Beehive; and the Elevators – all nicely covered with a white blanket. The rolling foothills to the SW are quite striking with the Rocky Mountain back drop. Vehicles on Highway 2 were visible near the horizon from the ridge.

Overall our track logs recorded a round trip distance of 5.2 km with about 300 metres of elevation gain – simply a nice New Year’s Eve walk in the park! Thanks OFTH for selecting this fine cap location and to Rustywa and Joci for joining me on what is becoming a New Year’s Eve tradition!

Our Trailhead

Additional Images Additional Images

Our Trailhead Our Trailhead

Sunrise Sunrise

Rustywa and Joci surveying the trail ahead Rustywa and Joci surveying the trail ahead

Fence line view to the east Fence line view to the east

A little wildlife along the way A little wildlife along the way

The views are opening up The views are opening up

The Elevators to the west The Elevators to the west

Tornado Mountain Tornado Mountain

Looking southwest from the ridge Looking southwest from the ridge

Rustywa and Joci gathering details at the cap site Rustywa and Joci gathering details at the cap site

A last look at the hills A last look at the hills

We met these guys again We met these guys again

And another And another

The Elevators from Cache Creek The Elevators from Cache Creek

Elevators from the Oldman River Road Elevators from the Oldman River Road

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