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

Sunday, 19 September 2010Alberta, Canada

N 51° 35.522 W 115° 14.229

BCP499 - Hunter Valley

TiE and I slept in this morning with a late 6:00 am start. We enjoyed the familiar scenery of the Forestry Trunk (through this morning's heavy fog) from Hwy. 1A north to the Hunter Valley Road exit. The Hunter Valley Road was in surprisingly good shape and we were able to find an open gated forestry logging road road that took us significantly closer to the cap than we had planned.

The hike to the cap was at first through a short section of clear cut, through forest that had perhaps been a designated burn area, and the last few metres up an ATV trail to the cap site. Though things were especially foggy on the hike, there was no rain until we arrived back at the truck - great stuff!

The cap site is pretty much as advertised - on a prominent hill top, AGL, but there is no sign of a cairn as mentioned in the cap particulars. The cap site appears to have pretty decent sight lines, though one couldn't really tell for sure with the fog. Our round trip track log was a short 1.73 km with a little less than 300 metres of elevation. What a great spot - a little off the beaten track and the perfect spot for some adventure. Thanks OFTH for this fine cap listing, congrats on the new arrival, and thanks to TiE for the terrific company on the trail - an amazing day despite the weather on the Forestry Trunk!

TiE getting ready for the hike

Additional Images Additional Images

One of the creek crossings on the Hunter Valley Rd One of the creek crossings on the Hunter Valley Rd

A nice road in good condition A nice road in good condition

One of six bridges on the way to the cap One of six bridges on the way to the cap

TiE getting ready for the hike TiE getting ready for the hike

The road near our parking The road near our parking

TiE heading up through the clear cut TiE heading up through the clear cut

Entering the designated burn Entering the designated burn

Looking south from the cap Looking south from the cap

Looking down the ATV trail that leads up Looking down the ATV trail that leads up

TiE making a local call at the cap site TiE making a local call at the cap site

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