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

Sunday, 02 April 2017Alberta, Canada

BCP773 - Dickson Dam

While our reaction to the news that this cache will soon be archived falls within the range of sadness to outrage felt by others, we otherwise support an end to people artificially bumping up their numbers by logging their own caches or logging caches multiple times. Of course, the reason that people keep logging this cache over and over is that it's just so much fun and each log represents a unique experience! And it's the fun we are going to focus on and cherish today as we head out to enjoy a new cap close to home.

It wasn't the nicest of the spring days we've enjoyed recently, but nice enough to fully appreciate spring's firm grip on the countryside as we drove along. Ditch streams and field lakes abound, many of the sloughs and puddles host returning waterfowl (dozens of swans in one of them!), tiny calves in pastures and songbirds rushing about getting settled for the summer. Yes sir, I think we're done with snowfalls until at least the May long weekend!

Before coming here, we spent some time DNFing a cache. In that interval, a distant dark cloud drew near and darkened, the temperature dropped and the wind came up. There was a bit of a spring shower before we arrived here, but it was dry at the dam. The wind, however, and the cap's location had Mrs Shark offer to take the pictures while Mr Shark held onto his hat and our gear to keep them from going over the edge. This is a bit of a tricky one to photo and is short on markings. The numbers present are clear enough, though. By the time we were done, the wind howling through the dam's superstructure had reached a new intensity so we hastened away. The raindrops began before we got back to the cachemobile but it quickly got us out ahead of the storm. Yes, this definitely is spring with sunshine, showers and getting out for the first cap in awhile; hopefully it won't be our last. Thanks so much, outforthehunt, for all the effort you have put into this cache over the years.

Gee, sorry to hear that Calgary and other cappers were brushing snow off their caps today after what I said above about the snow. Nothing like that in the Red Deer area. For once!

Red Deer River below dam

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Red Deer River below dam Red Deer River below dam

Approaching GZ Approaching GZ

BCP 773 - Dickson Dam GZ BCP 773 - Dickson Dam GZ

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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