N 52° 08.133 W 116° 01.432
BCP765 Onion Ridge
Citizen22 and I heaed out bright and early this AM to give the Onion Ridge Cap a second shot. Today we made good time to the trail head and up to the first listed cache along the ridge. The best trail / route to the cap is not clear from the listed cache on the ridge. We ended the day about 1.3 km and 200 metres below the cap site due to time constraints. Oh well, it seems that I often take three visits to reach a few of the cap sites - I suspect that I could become a guide for a few of these spots!
I have had the good fortune of checking out a few of OFTH's cap sites in the past few years and many have turned into unique adventures along the lesser travelled trail.
Here's a few of the highlights:
Getting snowed out at the base of Courcelette Peak with reastick;
The nineteen hour, 34 km, 2400 metre elevation day snapping up the cap on Gibralter Mountain with Taking it Easy;
The 30 + km day completing the scramble to the Tornado Mountain cap with Aceforce1;
Heading up Whirlpool Ridge via Kinglet Lake and Tuff Puff Ridge with Josi for the Whirlpool cap;
Getting my back packing boots blown off the top of Wind Mountain while finding the summit cap with Brendan716 - the mountain certainly lived up to it's name;
The Fisher Ridge scramble for the cap with DanoCan;
Heading up Coffin Mountain with Aceforce1 and rustywa on New Year's Eve - Rusty missed his midnight call to Europe;
Heading up Prairie Bluff Mountain on New Year's Eve with Citizen22, CanadianRockies, BehmSquad, Takin it Easy and 2Sloths;
and a trip up Mount Loomis with Cougarman70 for the cap on my third attempt.
All of these experiences and many others are what makes this cache unique and special. Probably the real highlight of this cache is the high level of integrity of the CO in consistently striving to maintain a cache that is accessible to all cachers regardless of ability and where they live in Alberta. Thank you OFTH for your hard work!