BCP509 Willow Creek Ridge
Posted N50° 10.718 W114° 16.239
GPSr N50° 10.720 W114° 16.240
What a great Saturday morning hike SH and I had today. I had us at 12.3 km and over 4 hours round trip with an elevation gain of 360m that included amost an hour shoveling snow to find the cap. The views from GZ were surprisingly fine with Mt Burke and Plateau Mt dominating the NW view and the rolling ranchlands dominating the east. We managed to stay on well defined trails up to about 400-500m from the cap where we followed lesser defined animal tracks towards GZ. The last 50m was a real vertical slog on which I'm not sure the snowshoes aided us very much. There were 3 reference markers that along with the hint greatly aided in finding the cap once we acquired the hint from home. Doh! We cleared a pretty large area of snow before we clued into that one. Had my Oregon not decided to become a paper weight this morning, we would have had that info at our fingertips. We tied several strands of survey tape on the adjacent shrub to the cap to aid the next finder. Thanks OFTH for posting this one and getting me out of my short hibernation and thanks to SH for coming along and keeping me company.