13-Oct-2007 -- Hoping to avoid snow while doing a fall hike in Kananaskis we decided to hike up to Baldy Pass then around to the Colonels Cabin by the University of Calgary Environmental Science Centre. We didn’t entirely avoid snow as we encountered an approximately 300 meter long slippery section upon descending from Baldy Pass to the east.
Early in the hike I realized we would be passing within about 800 meters of this palindrome confluence. We hiked up to Baldy pass then followed what appeared to be an old logging road to within 800 meters of the confluence. (There are signs in the area indicating it was reforested in 1972). I noted from the maps the confluence appeared to be in relatively low area, at least not on a significant hillside. (Noted Elevation at confluence was 1569 m)
At 825 meters from the confluence we realized it would be necessary to bush whack the rest of the way. We traversed an area of mostly small trees with a frequently very mossy and damp forest floor. At one point Judy sank knee deep in the moss. We crossed a number of small creeks.
After about 40 minutes we arrived at confluence. We spent about 15 minutes in the area mostly attempting to acquire pictures of the GPS with the appropriate zeroes. After that we returned to the logging road to continue our hike.
GPS coverage wasn’t great due to being in the middle of the forest with no clear sky view. Digital camera had some difficulties in the relatively low light. The only neat part of the view was shafts of sunlight on the green moss of the forest floor.
I wouldn’t recommend trying to access this confluence if it has been raining or in spring as I would expect much of the low damp areas would be under water.
Coordinator's Note: The quality of the photos for this visit is marginal. Photos of this quality would likely not be accepted as sufficient for a first visit to a confluence (i.e. would render the visit as "incomplete").