BCP195 Edmonton Emily Murphy Park
Earlier today we had set a new record for our highest cap (three stories above the ground) and here we were to find our lowest (three feet below ground level)! Since this cap is deeper and the hole smaller in diameter than the one at BCP326 Penhold the technique Mr ManjaLou used there was of no use here. Pity...memories of that find remain a source of mirth to this day!
This cap required a more technical and improvised approach. The manhole cover is easy enough to find and Mr Shark's special cover remover lifted it off with little effort. Since none of us could reach far enough down to remove the usual layer of dirt that ants and worms delight in piling on top of such caps, we employed a child-sized hoe we'd brought along. We knew we'd need more than we usually carry when we noticed this cap is one meter below ground level! It soon revealed the cap and removed quite a lot of extra dirt, too. The ants and worms will need some time to replace all that! A small flashlight lowered with string showed a fair amount of dirt still on the cap so our cap brush was taped to the end of our screwdriver probe to clean the cap better. Then there was the challenge of getting a decent picture. That didn't work as well as hoped but we appreciate that the CO was satisfied with our efforts.
We enjoyed the challenge this cap presented but we appreciated getting out of the hot sun when we were done! Hooray for cachemobiles with air conditioning! Thanks for another interesting and challenging cap find in a lovely park!