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Write note Sleepy_hollow posted a note for Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Saturday, 05 January 2013Alberta, Canada

N 54° 18.717 W 114° 39.117

BCP508 - Fort Assiniboine

Well a little recon on this cap turned out to be quite the adventure. I tried an approach from the south which requires permission from one of the area farmers, and sadly they weren't home so the only option was from the north.

With the north approach l ended up in a farm yard and a real step back in time. The local farmer was more than willing to share his stories of walking across the Athabasca and a route he would recommend for crossing in the winter (along with an apparent necessity to carry a 16 foot (2 x 4) in case of problems with the ice.

So after making the short walk south from the northern approach point, I discovered a little open water in an area known for a faster current. Obviously this was not the most desireable option for crossing the river, so I decided to retreat for another day.

After returning to my northern trailhead the farmer volunteered to provide a ride across the Athabasca in a rather elaborate motor boat once the ice has cleared off in the spring. What a great adventure in a lesser travelled area - TFTH and fun!

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