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Saturday, January 20, 2018Alberta, Canada

BCP449 Eagle Lake View
N 51° 43.097 W 115° 27.137

After reaching the summit of Maze Peak, we decided that a trip to the western outlier was in order to find the nearby caches and this brass cap! As we were searching for the nearby cache, we looked over and saw sort of a funny sight: there were 3 ground posts. The first and third posts were easily visible and well above the snow. The middle post was only BARELY visible - with probably less than 30cm showing!

We joked that the middle post was probably going to be the one with the cap..... upon zeroing out the GPSr it was indeed! D'oh!

But I armed myself with an ice axe and hunthikers grabbed a shovel. JnJ H stood back and provided some good encouragement. After only a couple minutes of chipping ice and shovelling away snow, we hit the ground. Hunthikers reached down and on the first swipe of his glove he uncovered and (FOUND) the cap. Wow, that could have been WAY worse!

We took some photos and moved on to find the other nearby lonely geocaches. This was a fun search for a well placed cap!

The pristine cap

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The pristine cap The pristine cap

The dig site The dig site

Cool shadow of a jet contrail we saw from the cap Cool shadow of a jet contrail we saw from the cap

infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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