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Found it Black Shark found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Saturday, 08 August 2015Alberta, Canada

BCP038 Edmonton

On a previous visit ground zero was heavily covered with petals from the caragana bushes. Without a rake, metal detector or a lot of time a search was rather pointless. Since I had none of those I scuffed about briefly then consoled myself with the knowledge that caps are comparatively muggle proof! It would wait for me.

Today I deployed the metal detector--I've been looking for excuses to use it and time hasn't allowed for near enough. Coming from a different direction I made my way towards the original spot but the GPS firmly informed me that I needed its guidance and nudged me to a different trajectory. (I don't know why it didn't feel as helpful the first time.) I looked over and spotted the cap, fully exposed with one small curled up caragana leaf leaning up against it. Less than a foot away is a flagged stake. Angle can make all the difference, especially when foliage is involved; the flagging on the bushes may lead you towards the cap, but it's the stake less than a foot west of the BCP that counts. The cap has a few marks but is clearly readable.

A couple of nearby plastic lawn chairs suggest that someone comes to enjoy this place. There's not a sweeping view of the river; it would be much better when the leaves are gone. I did see a jet boat go by while I was there. Perhaps the chair users come to get out of the house, enjoy the smell of the caragana flowers and listen to the wind, birds and seed pods popping open. I wonder if a seed has ever landed in the little divot in the centre of the cap?

Thanks, outforthehunt, for the cache and the cap along the path of my travels today.

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infoA virtual cache is a cache that exists in a form of a location. Depending on the cache "hider," a virtual cache could be to answer a question about a location, an interesting spot, a task, etc. The reward for these caches is the location itself and sharing information about your visit.

Because of the nature of these geocaches, you must actually visit the location and acquire the coordinates there before you can post. In addition, although many locations are interesting, a virtual cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.

Virtuals are now considered waymarks on Waymarking.com.
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