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

Saturday, April 29, 2017Alberta, Canada

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BCP669 Mirror

The Sharks drove by this cap in a state of ignorant bliss on 27 Aug 14 and found BCPs 244 and 322 in the area. Sixteen short days later this cap was "put on the map". We've never stopped here since, oddly, but with the logging changes coming up it made perfect sense to find it on the way home to Red Deer from Ponoka. Consider:
-- slightly more than twice the travel time than the most direct route,
+ quality time with Mama Shark and Basket Weaver who showed unexpectedly in Ponoka and was now riding with us,
-- a good deal more than twice the distance,
+ better scenery than Hwy 2
+ a few caches found
+ logging a brass cap as a smilie.

See how that balances out so heavily to the positive! Indeedy, there's no question in any serious capper's mind that this was the only reasonable thing to do. So we were doing it. Sadly Mr Shark couldn't be along but Mama Shark was, just as she was on the other day when we drove by here unaware. Thankfully, she has a good sense of humour about this silliness we engage in!

Before Mrs Shark and Basket Weaver could find the cap and the nearby cache, though, there was a very long train across the crossing as we approached Mirror. After several clamourous but short backs and forths (which didn't seem to bother the scoters swimming in the sundappled little pond) the train cleared the crossing and everyone was able to get on their way. As we approached GZ the cap's divot was easily spotted. After minimal effort, the information was gathered and an attempt made to take context photos that might be helpful when the grass is longer. Thanks for another cap, outforthehunt, to "round out" our travel route today!

Basket Weaver uses her head to mark the capHard to get a context photo here. Zoom in to the background for lights, posts and signs to line up.

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