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Found it DanOCan found An ASCM Virtual Cache

Tuesday, January 23, 2018Alberta, Canada

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!

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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