With the RV Show and Sale coming up on Thursday, I am going to be working a lot of hours over the next six days. Thanks (?) to all those upcoming hours, I had a day off in the middle of the week and I figured a Tuesday would be the perfect day to make the relatively short drive to Canmore and do some caching. I had stumbled across this new Virtual last weekend and I knew I had to make an effort to find it when I saw it was a BVPete cache.
I parked at the suggested spot and made a quick detour to find a nearby Traditional. From there it was off to the first waypoint and then the second. The second stop made a perfect place to stop and put on some traction devices on my shoes because the pathways were very slippery.
Onwards towards the hydro plant. I was really glad I had some traction because the stairs were ice covered and very slippery.
I got to the top and wasn't super optimistic about finding this one because of the snow. Knowing I was going to be hunting for a Brass Cap, I came somewhat prepared with my small metal detector. I got down on my hands and knees and started to sweep the edge of the juniper. I was about halfway around when I finally got a tone. Some kicking with my shoes and brushing with my hands soon revealed the key word and, with some more persistence, I was finally able to expose part of the Brass Cap and capture some numbers. Mental note, next time read more of the cache page first to check for spoiler photos!
I am not surprised that BVPete made it into the top 1% of cache hiders who were given the chance to hide a new Virtual. Well done!