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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012Alberta, Canada

BCP057 Zama Lake
Posted: N58° 35.703 W119° 09.902

We had planned to visit as many of the unfound northern caps as possible to determine if they were there or not. Today was a 250km round trip Rainbow Lake to investigate this one. The hint said it was at the base of the Zama Tower which we assumed was abandoned as all the lookout caps were archived. We easily found the correct access road and arrived at a locked gate about 500m from the cap. We hiked in along the access road and came across a fully functional tower with a heli pad, tower, residence and lookout gentleman up in the tower. The tower and residence was fenced off with a no trespassing sign and even has an electric wire running along it. The cap was visible withing the fence but I did not want to trespass to get a close up. I waved up to the lookout gentleman who was clearly watching us to see if he was friendly, but he did not respond. I suspect he did not want us around and with all the activity in the area, had more important things to do. We decided to vacate the area and leave him to his job. I had a discussion with OFTH on this one as I suspect it should be added to the archived list as it was an active lookout and he agreed. As we traveled a considerable distance to this one and actually made it to the cap prior to it being archived, I decided to log this one as a find assuming the CO agrees. We sure enjoyed the trip and checked out Rainbow Lake while we were in the area. Thanks for another adventure OFTH!

Status Update

Approaching the Zama Tower

Additional Images Additional Images

Approaching the Zama Tower Approaching the Zama Tower

The residence and tower The residence and tower

Littlest TiE at the Tower Sign Littlest TiE at the Tower Sign

Welcome to Rainbow Lake Welcome to Rainbow Lake

Attack by Mozzie the mosquito Attack by Mozzie the mosquito

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