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Upper Ottawa Valley Cache Challenge

May 29, 2006 @ 08:25 By: gordon Category: Geocaching

The first Upper Ottawa Valley Cache Challenge (GCV6JX)was held in Petawawa over the weekend. About sixteen geocaches were hidden specifically for the event, including one I placed called The First Deacon of Golden Lake (GCW5JH). People started caching Friday evening and met up for dinner at Kelsey’s in Petawawa Saturday evening. (Fortunately, unlike another Kelsey’s I’ve written about, this one knew how to properly cook beef and no broken glass was found anywhere.)

I headed out Saturday morning after the dragon boat practice and found my first cache shortly after 2pm. Over the next four hours, I found another five caches and attempted an additional two that were DNFs. I met up with a couple of other cachers from Ottawa at the third-last cache and we did the last three together. The last cache, Life’s a Beach (GCVDVH), took us to a beautiful sand beach at the edge of the Ottawa River in Deep River. If it hadn’t been for the fact that we had to rush back to Petawawa,wewould have stayed there for a while soaking up the sunshine and fresh air.

It was a very successful event and there was already talk of a second event to be held in the fall.

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