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Found it van der Decken found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Sunday, 07 June 2009Alberta, Canada

N 52° 28.198 W 116° 04.366

BCP078 - Nordegg
Elev. 1375 metres

I wasn't quite sure what Nordegg was going to look like, but it turned out to a sleepy little village. Just past the museum in the old school, the pavement ended and the road narrowed to little more than a car's width in places. So I'm glad Nordegg was a quiet place; I didn't have to worry about how wet and soggy it'd be off the road if I'd met another vehicle and had to pull over!

I parked just past the abandoned railway tracks and walked a short distance along them to the cap. The railway tracks have been abandoned for quite some time and small trees are growing up among the ties. It looks like there was an aborted attempt to recycle the rails at one point, but it was abandoned soon after it began.

It was snowing pretty good for a minute or two there, but the snow was melting as soon as it hit the ground and so it wasn't a problem. There's a fair amount of flagging in the vicinity of the cap, but it still took me a couple of seconds to see it. I found a length of flagged lath laying a few feet away and pounded it in beside the cap before leaving. The cap itself stands a few centimetres above ground level and is in absolutely pristine condition.

Thanks for the cap.

BCP078

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BCP078 in context BCP078 in context

A little "fixer upper" near BCP078 A little "fixer upper" near BCP078

The abandoned railway tracks near BCP078 The abandoned railway tracks near BCP078

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