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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013Alberta, Canada

N 53° 44.617 W 118° 37.453

BCP299 - Adams Ridge

After spending the night in Grande Cache (snow at higher elevations overnight) the drive to the TH that pdops noted was straight forward. The TH is actually a gravel pit / CN rail siding and this morning there was plenty of activity. Several CN vehicles were at the siding and a train even made its way past on the way to Hinton. Apparently the crew is doing a bit of track rehab in the area and this is the point they get the equipment on the track. After chatting with the crew for a few minutes they had no issues with my crossing the tracks (a marked private crossing at this point – consent required).

A few hundred metres after crossing the tracks is a gated entry point to a series of Devon Energy sites. The gate was open this morning, but |I didn’t want to be on the other side of a locked gate later in the day so I parked just off the road at this point.

After gearing up for the trip I rode the bike to the end of a road going in the direction of the seismic line / quad trail that pdops mentioned in his trip report to the cap. I forded Cabin Creek and quickly picked up the seismic line which takes you directly to ridge access point which is now distinctly marked by where a creek has washed out the seismic line / quad trail. The small drain leading to the ridge is fairly easy going, but it sure was a long uphill scree bash. Once on the first high point of the ridge, the cap is still the better part of one kilometre away.

After arriving at GZ the cap was quickly spotted, pictures taken, perhaps a cache hidden, and it was time to get off the ridge due to the stiff non-stop breeze. Similar to pdops I captured numerous pictures of this terrific spot and the Adams LO several km down the ridge. It was simply another fine day on the trail with well over 30 kilometres and several hundred metres of elevation gain. Congrats to the two earlier finders of this fine spot as it is truly a physically challenging undertaking – thanks OFTH for setting this one up and the pictures are on the way!

Adams Ridge TH

Additional Images Additional Images

Adams Ridge TH Adams Ridge TH

Access Options Access Options

The Seismic Line / Quad Trail The Seismic Line / Quad Trail

Getting close to the end of the road Getting close to the end of the road

Head up the hill at the wash out Head up the hill at the wash out

It seemed to get steeper It seemed to get steeper

A little solid rock ahead A little solid rock ahead

Looking back down the ascent route Looking back down the ascent route

One of the false summits One of the false summits

Adams LO taken from the ridge Adams LO taken from the ridge

The Adams LO in the distance The Adams LO in the distance

North along the Ridge North along the Ridge

The connection to the north - south ridge The connection to the north - south ridge

The Peaks of the Divide to the west The Peaks of the Divide to the west

SH at the cap site SH at the cap site

The cap site and view to the north The cap site and view to the north

Cabin Creek near a boggy section Cabin Creek near a boggy section

A pretty sweet spot! A pretty sweet spot!

One last look at the cap ridge One last look at the cap ridge

Adams Ridge Cap Elevation Profile Adams Ridge Cap Elevation Profile

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