N 51° 07.240 W 114° 10.178
BCP666 - Ranchlands
Elev. 1197 metres
I saw the update for this one when I got home last night. The hint gave no indication if it was below ground or not, and it was too late to even think of consulting Spin (the only website I've ever seen that keeps office hours!). So I came loaded for bear this morning: compass, screwdriver, trowel, towels, water, you name it. The shovel and the crowbar were in the trunk too, you know, just in case.
There were no dog walkers out in the park when I arrived this morning. Despite Environment Canada's dire prediction of cool, grey, rainy skies, the sun was out, there was a light breeze and it was comfortably warm. How [i]do[/i] you get a job where you can be so consistently wrong and still get paid? Does anyone remember their long term forecast for last winter, and how far off the mark they were on that one?
Since I'd brought most of my capping armada in preparation for digging out a cunningly hidden and buried cap, the cap was, quite naturally, flush with the ground, right out in the open, surrounded by the shortest of grasses, and [i]polished![/i]. That is, without a doubt, the most polished cap I have ever come across. It appears to have been cleaned, polished, buffed, shined, and polished again. Some of the numbers are even starting to fade! There are no tool marks whatsoever on the surface, only what look like a few rock impacts (no doubt from local mini muggles). It's been spray painted red at some time in the recent past, but the only remnants that have survived the vigorous polishing that this cap has undergone are at the bottom of the stamped letters and numbers.
Thanks for the cleanest and easiest to find cap I think I've ever gone after, outforthehunt.