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!