N 49° 34.071 W 114° 30.099
BCP193 - Ironstone Lookout
I decided to check out this outstanding lookout this afternoon south of Coleman. The hike into the lookout is quite similar in length and terrain rating to perhaps the Kananaskis Lookout. However, that's where the similarities end, as the views west from the lookout are second to none given the lookouts I have been fortunate to visit.
The hike from parking to the lookout was about 4.5 km in length and took approximately one hour. The road from the lookout gate is in good shape and is simply a steady gentle climb. There are two or three viewpoints on the way to the top that are nice, but the best is on the ridge by the lookout.
I had a nice visit with the lookout keeper Sarah and her capable assistant. She appreciated the delivery of today's Calgary Herald.
The cap was a bit of a challenge to find due to the hint. The hint places the cap about three - four metres from the actual location. The cap is directly in front of the Alberta Survey marker under a concrete block. It took a little digging and dusting to expose the cap, but it's in fine shape and ready for the next visitor.
Just a great lookout to visit and there will soon be another cache listed here to visit. TFTH and the pictures are on the way.