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Geocaching on the last day of winter

March 19, 2006 @ 23:53 By: gordon Category: Geocaching

Kathy and I headed out this afternoon to do some geocaching in the rural parts of eastern Ontario. Our first cache (GC3E83) was, which is located Warwick forest about 50km SE of Ottawa. After stopping for supplies at a Tim Horton’s, we headed along the 417 to exit 66 where we turned south for a while until we came across the nearest concession road to the cache. Driving along it, we found a likely access point and walked about half a kilometre in along a snowmobile trail. Crossing a small creek, Kathy spotted the cache at the base of a clump of cedar trees.

The second cache we found (GCD7A) was located in the forest just east of Limoges. After bouncing along a frozen forest access road, we parked near a small cemetary in the middle of the forest (literally) and made our way into the cache. On the way in, we encountered a guy wearing bright orange hunting gear and carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. Greeting him, we found out that he was “hunting trees” with blunt-tipped arrows. Apparently, the only thing in season right now are bunnies. We found the cache container fairly quickly and made the obligatory trades.

We attempted to find a third cache, but were not successful. Located about 200m into the forest, we headed in and while we are fairly certain we were in the right location, the cache was nowhere to be found. It’s been at least eighteen months since it was last found, so it’s very likely that the cache has gone missing. (Update: It appears that the cache was pulled sometime last fall, but for some reason it wasn’t flagged like that in my cache list.)

So, we covered about 100 km, found two out of three caches and did some hiking in the woods. All in all, a good way to end the winter. 🙂

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