BCP124 Raspberry Ridge
Posted: N50° 17.992 W114° 38.337
GPSr: N50° 17.992 W114° 38.337
This cap was part of the fire lookout brass cap purge back in 2008 and has since been archived. As with a few other lookout brass caps, I paid it a visit after hiking up to the lookout and am logging it here as a note only to mark the visit and report its fine condition.
I decided I wanted to visit this ridge back in 2008 while standing up on Mt Burke for the first time, but for some reason I always seemed to be headed to another nearby objective whenever I was in the area (including another Mt Burke hike in 2011). Today, Mrs. Tie, Tyler and I decided to finally brave the heat and head up the ridge. It was a hot trek up and we elected the longer less steep route which was a great idea. There was a strong smell of smoke in the area still but the haze was not as bad as I expected and the views still impressive. The lookout seemed to be closed down with all the windows shuttered which I though was odd. I approached GZ from the open side in the fence by the landing pad and called out with no response to see if it was OK to grab a quick photo. I walked in the 10m to GZ and quickly snapped the cap photo and was amused by the grasshopper TV next to it. Too funny. I called out again and decided no one was home before retreating back to the picnic table area for visitors. Another fine cap location. Glad to have finally made the visit.