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

Monday, 04 August 2014Alberta, Canada

BCP078 Nordegg

This was perhaps our longest search today, certainly of the successful ones! Our GPS led us to a small spruce tree with some [i]very[/i] old survey tape barely clinging to the trunk and a piece of lathe laying at the base. So our search centered around...and around...that tree...for quite some time. We widened our search. We even began to discuss if this would be our first DNF today and how sad it would be to break our string of finds.

Finally Mr Shark realized that if he had turned [i]away[/i] from that flagged spruce tree where he zeroed out and moved a certain plant right at his feet that our search would have been over very quickly. As it was, the cap waited patiently and quietly for us to discover it, no doubt snickering to itself the whole time. Pity that caches and caps don't laugh out loud at us when we're having problems--we could swallow our pride and follow the sound to much quicker finds! And who would be the wiser in a spot like this one?

But once the cap was revealed, it fairly jumped out at us in its cleanliness and bold perfection! So we took pictures of the pretty little thing and tied some pink survey tape to a branch of an even smaller spruce tree directly over the cap. Hopefully that will be helpful to the next searcher.

It was interesting to see the old railway tracks and other artifacts in the area. It's been a long time since we were here. Thanks for the well chosen and elusive cap outforthehunt.

Additional Images Additional Images

Cap Cap

Context - flagging tape Context - flagging tape

Context - bent, split tree top centre Context - bent, split tree top centre

Church on the move Church on the move

Leaf Leaf

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Northern Grass-of-Parnassus Northern Grass-of-Parnassus

Nature between the ties Nature between the ties

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