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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014Alberta, Canada

BCP609 Red Deer 55Ave

We had been up the hill through the six foot tall sweet clover the other night. We were very tired, darkness was falling and "search" would be overstating what happened there. The next day, feeling much fresher, Mr Shark looked over previous finders' pictures more closely and noticed an alignment in a couple of photos. Thank you to those before us who take excellent context shots! At lunch he used his observation to quickly locate the cap...just a couple of metres away from one of the spots we had "focused" on. He wasn't properly equipped to take the usual photo so he asked Mrs Shark to look after that while she was nearby today.

So up the hill she went. The number of deer beds pressed into the grass gives away the herd that must call this area home, but we were not as lucky as previous finders to see any of them. Glancing up as she neared the top, Mrs Shark noticed the late afternoon sun backlighting a LOT of insects in the air. They appeared to be gushing volcano style from a small area a short distance away! Rather an impressive sight! In another spot the vegetation was covered thickly with flying ants. Apparently, today was grad day from the Ant Flying Academy! The same thing was happening at home and another class lost a few members to Mrs Shark's clean windshield on her trip home.

But to the purpose of this short walk: This time, her GPSr took her almost right to the cap and a quick glance for the proper alignment put it at her feet! We're lucky we didn't trip over it the first night! A short stake, possibly featured in other photos was relocated, wrapped with flagging tape and stuck in next to the cap. The numbers are deeply stamped and easily readable.

Thanks, outforthehunt, for the cap with the view that brought me here to witness a fleeting nature moment. Also, thanks to van der Decken and PDOP's for the supporting pages.

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