BCP453 Ranger’s Ridge
N50° 55.283’ W114° 41.970’
Today was the day to go and make my official post published visit to this cap. I did locate it with Shigman last winter under a couple of feet of snow, it was far easier today, I guess knowing exactly where it is helps! I must admit it was made even easier by Sleepy Hollow and Takin it Easy removing all snow within 5 meters of the cap a few days ago The Fullerton Loop Trail was both icy and muddy today so I only stayed on it until I got to the correct ascending ridge. I meandered up the grassy hillside using many cow trails until I intersected a very well laid out but little used mountain bike trail. This trail was terrific; it maintained a nice grade and all deadfall had been removed from its track. Deadfall and rocks had been used to outline the trail, so it was very easy to follow. The trail brought me within 80 meters of the cap where I deviated from it to find the cap take my photographs. I returned to the trail after the cap photo session and followed it right up to the top of Ranger Ridge. That was as far as I went as the trail appeared to be heading down the other side of the ridge towards the West Bragg Creek.trails. I will have to return to see where it goes. I did record the track log of the part I travelled, so if anyone wants in just ask.
Thanks for posting this forest cap ofth; it makes for a fine hike along part of the Fullerton loop and very enjoyable open forest walking with enough elevation gain to give the old ticker a workout.
The cap numbers are covered by a Moose!