N 52° 03.347 W 115° 53.070
BCP339 - Ram Ridge
Well I've been planning a visit to this fantastic location for more than a year. I made the first trip up the snowmobile / hiking trail last April and was greeted with six feet of snow at the west end of the trail. Today thankfully was a different story as there was only a couple of inches of the white stuff on the ground at higher elevations.
The hike in to the cap site from the Forestry Trunk Road involves a 3.5 - 4 kilometre hike on a wide forestry access trail. Just as the trail ends a cutline emerges to the west and a route (about 1.5 kilometres) straight to the top opens up. The cutline is pretty steep, but in great condition with the exception of 75 - 100 metres of blow down which can be avoided to the south side of the cutline.
After reaching the cap site there is an amazing view of the Ram Range to the south and west, along with a clear view of the Falls Fire Lookout to the north. Immediately west of the cap site is the location of the Old Falls Lookout. I was thinking about making that short trek today (as it's only another 200 metres in elevation higher and about 3 kilometres further west along a nicely treed ridge. Oh well, it will have to wait for another day.
This cap was quite the experience in terms of route finding and with the chance to see the South Ram Valley and Ram Range from a different perspective. I would highly recommend this hike for those that like adventure - just a great spot - TFTH and the pictures are on the way!
[This entry was edited by Sleepy_hollow on Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 6:43:10 PM.]