BCP499 Hunter Valley
N51° 35.525’ W115° 14.230’
Well, the sometimes open / sometimes closed gate has been moved a few kilometres back down the road and is now closed (very closed). So the round trip distance to the cap was 10.9 kms with a cumulative elevation gain of about 400 meters. Ok, no problem, van der Decken and I parked the truck geared up and set out on our caching / capping expedition which was just going to require a bit longer walk than we had anticipated. However, the weather was good, not to hot, not too cold, some high clouds and excellent visibility, so the views were terrific. Good conversation made the walk go fast and the bushwack up the final hill wasn’t too bad either. I don’t think we picked the best route up but we did find a somewhat better one for the trip down. VdD will provide more detail in his log. The cap was in pristine condition resting in its cylindrical bed of concrete about 6 inches above ground level right on the highest part of the ridge. It was also a very good place to have a picnic which is exactly what we did. After that we headed back to the truck. Thanks for posting the cap ofth and van der Decken for the terrific company, a good day in the hills indeed!