Ptarmigan (Red Grouse)  LbNA # 25149 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateSep 2 2006
CountyAlberta, CAN
LocationKananaskis Village, ALB
Planted ByBlue J    
Found By pirate bob
Last Found Aug 2 2007
Hike Distance?

Kananaskis Country AB Canada
Ptarmigan Cirque – Ptarmigan (Red Grouse)

MISSING - 1 October 2007

On Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country, south of the Smith Dorian Highway intersection, find the parking lot, on the west side of the road, for Ptarmigan Cirque Trail. Here you can choose to hike up to Ptarmigan Cirque (strenuous) or take a short, boardwalk hike along an educational trail for Highwood Pass. When you come back, before you leave, go to the south end of the parking lot where you will find 2 large boulders, perfect for sitting and looking for ptarmigan in the brush. As you face north towards the parking lot, sitting on the left (west), smaller boulder, three clumps of small fir trees form a half circle between you & the parking lot. Look down, right against the trunk of the left (west) fir tree clump.
Under a small rock, you’ll find the box.

Please replace rock and box as found.

NOTE: Highway 40 is closed between December 1 and the end of May, although cross-country skiing is possible.