N 55° 30.577 W 115° 54.674
BCP478 - Cut Bank Point
After our pleasant excursion to Shaw's Point we decided to check out Cut Bank Point a few kilometres to the east. We picked up the rough gravel road that led to Hilliard's Bay and followed it east to see how close it might get to Cut Bank Point. After driving along the road, the closest access distance we could find was 1.7 km.
So we got all of our gear together (including our Deluxe Bug Screen Hats!) for the short trip through the forest to the cap site. We worked our way through some fairly thick bush attempting to stay high along the ridge as long as possible and to potentially avoid the crossing of any drainages we might encounter. Unfortunately on our route we encountered two fair sized drainage crossings (thankfully dry) and had no difficulty making the crossings.
Once near the cap site we spotted three GPs and a few minutes later the pristine cap. The area of the cap site is thick bush with little of no view of the near by lake.
Overall our track showed a round trip distance of 3.65 km through some of the thickest bush possible. Needless to say - the Deluxe Bug Screen Hats are a real necessity in the north and especially in this area. Thankfully we had no problem with the skeeters and horse flies thanks to our careful preparation, but the heat and humidity definitely made the trip a real challenge. Thanks OFTH for an interesting cap hunt a little off the beaten trail!