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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017Alberta, Canada

N 52° 26.612 W 116° 18.866

BCP749 - Wapiabi Gap

Our day started out in Rocky Mountain House, so it a short drive to the trail head. The quad trail leading to the ridge was in good shape with few wet or white spots.

Route finding for this cap was difficult as the drains leading to the cap ridge were full of the white stuff. After trying a number of different approaches I finally found a steep and loose approach leading to the ridge. Once on the ridge I enjoyed a close to two km ridge walk with perfect weather and as one would suspect awesome views of the surrounding peaks.

Overall the hike / scramble was 17.6 km in length (thanks to route finding issues) with 1400 metres of elevation (roughly 600 metres more than what you should expect on this ridge). Thanks OFTH for setting this one up and I would be happy to share my track log with anyone interested in checking out this ridge due to the navigational challenges.

The Ridge

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The Trail head log image The Trail head

Head across the clear cut log image Head across the clear cut

Wildlife on the trail log image Wildlife on the trail

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Plenty of steep loose terrain log image Plenty of steep loose terrain

Finally the ridge to the summit log image Finally the ridge to the summit

Heading up the ridge log image Heading up the ridge

View NW from the summit log image View NW from the summit

Looking south down the ridge log image Looking south down the ridge

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