BCP438 Police Outpost Provincial Park
N49° 00.395’ W113° 27.982’
Mrs BVPete and I headed down to Waterton National Park on Oct 6 to spend a week camping in our trailer. This is an annual trip for the Thanksgiving long weekend. We take our trailer down early while the rest of the family arrive late Friday and stay in a motel. Let me tell you this was not a good week to be camping in Waterton! We had snow and more snow, we had a blizzard and we were treated to temperature that varied from -11° C to -23° C. We saw the sun for a few hours on Thursday but that was about it. Van der Decken was going to come down on Wed or Thursday to join Mrs BVPete and me for a hike to the border and BCP353; however I had to phone him and cancel that particular hike due to the terrible weather.
Since Mrs BVPete and I couldn’t go on any of the hikes we had planned we decided to take a drive over to Police Outpost Provincial Park and bag BCP438. We drove out of the heavy clouds into fairly clear skies, arriving at the park around noon and parked near the cap to enjoy a nice picnic. After that, I made a very fast trip up the hill to take my picture of the cap, all the while keeping a wary look out for roaming Grizzly Bears! Thank goodness – no bears today. We stopped in Cardston on the way back to visit the Remington Carriage Museum. I thought it would be boring, but was I wrong, as it is a fabulous place and was extremely interesting. We came out of the museum to find deteriorating weather and just beat a blizzard back to the trailer at Waterton. Shortly thereafter all the area highways were closed for several hours. We had a wild night in that trailer, I have never been in Waterton with such a strong north wind blowing, usually they come screaming out of the south – weird!
Thanks for posting this cap ofth, it is located in a beautiful park. The cap markings are covered by Chief Mountain.