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

Saturday, 21 May 2005Alberta, Canada

N 51° 02.658 W 114° 07.787


This one has been perplexing me for some time as to how exactly I could log it. I tried the commando route, but after other cachers had already made the attempt, Calgary's finest were much more prepared to deal with my attempt, and I didn't even manage to get off the ground.
My belief in causality is far too high to attempt time travel, so that was out.
Bribing a maintenance worker seemed like the likely option, but after my previous commando attempt, they were on the look out for me, so that didn't work either.
In the end, the obvious solution occured to me. I'd hire a helicopter, and strap myself to the underside. When we got close enough to the cap, I whipped would whip out my camera and take a picture.
Now if you've never been in the position of being strapped to the underside of a helicopter trying to manipulate a camera, you can hardly appreciate the difficulty that this imposed. After nearly dropping the camera twice, I did eventually manage to snag a shot, and told the helicopter pilot that we could leave. On my way out, I grabbed a vanity shot of the tower for my scrapbook and counted the job well done.
Got back home, and downloaded the images, only to find that the close up image of the cap was blurred beyond all recognition. Fortunately though, my vanity shot came through OK, so I'm posting that here as proof that I was actually there, and did in fact spot the cap.

Picture I took leaving the top of the tower.
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.

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