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

Monday, August 4, 2014Alberta, Canada

BCP534 Fish Lake

There was one last stop to make before returning to pavement, cut grass, triple digit speed limits, cruise control, noise, urbanization and more people. Mr Shark had been very patient while Mrs Shark stopped to take pictures of whatever took her fancy, mostly flowers. So it was a foregone conclusion as soon as we saw the bridge that we'd stop at the North Saskatchewan River bridge so Mr Shark (who likes old bridges, barns, etc) could take some pictures. A good thing--there was the bridge, beautiful river views and sounds, chipmunks, birds...and flowers! One last stop surrounded largely by nature before returning to our more usual environs.

After stopping at the bridge, we enjoyed the last section of the Forestry trunk road. Ditches continued to serve up colourful displays of wildflowers as they had for the entire length since we had joined it west of Caroline. Chipmunks occasionally dashed across the road with their tails stiffly vertical making it clear even without a tiny orange flag at the tip that they expected motorists to take due care to avoid them! Of course we did. :) Many birds were seen from flocks of small ones that suddenly flew up out of the ditch as we drew near to a small raptor and grey jays. There had been a deer, a bighorn sheep and squirrels. Around every corner, and this road has a LOT of them, there was a new view.

The Forestry Trunk Road south of Nordegg is very driveable by any vehicle that is comfortable on a gravel road. The many hills and curves require constant attention by the driver but there are many places to pull off to allow full, uninterrupted appreciation and further exploration of the scenery. There are many reasons to recommend this road and we enjoyed our day traveling it very much.

But I go on! ;)

Past logs were most helpful for this cap and we had made good use of them. Even with poor coords, we easily found this unique marker post and the equally unusual cap. The only disappointment for Mr and Mrs Shark was that there were no fish near the cap! It was mealtime, but there were hours of daylight and caches and caps still to be found. The appetites would have to wait!

Thanks for another interesting cap, outforthehunt.

Forestry Trunk Road bridge over North Saskatchewan

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Forestry Trunk Road bridge over North Saskatchewan Forestry Trunk Road bridge over North Saskatchewan

View from the bridge View from the bridge

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Black Shark finds the cap, but where are the fish? Black Shark finds the cap, but where are the fish?

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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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