BCP629 Benchmark Trail
Posted: N52° 26.222 W116° 02.068
GPSr: N52° 26.224 W116° 02.067
Momzee, Ty and I were in Rocky Mtn House visiting 2Sloths this weekend. I had 2 caches near Nordegg to find so we planned a hike to check them out today. The last time I tried this one, we had just hiked Coliseum Mtn and when we got to the gate it was locked. We were too tired to do the 14km hike to this one, so we headed home. Today we were all set to make the hike. When we got to the gate it was again locked and there was now a sign that said "No On-Highway Vehicles". Even if it was unlocked we would be hooped. No problem, we were prepared to hike. Just then, a truck drove up. It was a service company who was cutting a tree that had fallen on the road. We asked him if we could follow him up and he said sure. Bonus.. an unlocked gate and an escort! When we got to the fallen tree, it was 30m from where one would park to access the cache, What luck! We made the <200m hike up the hill and found the pristine cap beside a quad trail. When we got back to the car, the service guy was finished and had left. Oh oh! The whole trip back we assumed the gate would be left open for us but you never know. Sure enough it was. In the end the long hike ended up being a short stroll. We had so much time left, we hiked up Shunda Mountain, hiked around Goldeye Lake, visited the old Nordegg cap and the new unfound Nordegg2 cap afterwards. Thanks for the cap OFTH! We had a great time today!