Castle Mountain


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2007
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Easy to moderate scrambling depending on the route chosen up to the summit and on the return. A long day trip.

Trip Report

On Saturday October 20 2007 Wietse joined me for a repeat slog up into the Castle Mountain environs. This time, thankfully, we actually made it.


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Hi Vern,

I appreciate your great trip reports, and happened upon this one when looking into some of the surrounding peaks. It is a bit of a long story, but I know what mystery object is. It was exactly what my family was looking for in 2014. We had searched for it in the 1990s, without success. Here is a newspaper article that explains the story.

By 2014, the top of the capsule was missing, as were any remaining contents. The outside was much more faded, and I didn't recognize it at first. We still don't know where the capsule was between the 1950s and 1990s.

Cheers and see you out there!

Wow! Super interesting. Thanks for sharing Erik.

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