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res2100: Thank you once again to everyone, including the sponsors, volunteers and those of you who braved the weather to attend the event to help making it a great success. All the hard work and time put into this event was worth it to see the smiles on everyone’s faces and we hope everyone enjoyed their registration packages and prizes. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments.

I’ve put the final updates to the event cache page including a link to an article that the International Diabetes Federation did about our event. http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/news/greater-toronto-geocaching-event-raises-awareness-of-diabetes
Also updated the activities to include the winners and also the answers to such things as the GeoTrivia and Geocaching Necessities activities which I am sure you will find interesting. I’ve also posted the 10 winners of the grand prizes and also the 5 ways of logging Chester’s Mysterious Mysteries cache for those that were curious.

Also, if anyone still wants any of the official event coins, we still have a lot left.

If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to log your Attended log on the cache page.

Time to archive the cache listing. We’ve already got several unique ideas for future events. If anyone wants to share any ideas or give us feedback about what your liked or what you think we should do differently or even what you would like to see at a future event, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us.

Thank you again,

Ralph (res2100) and the rest of the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 organizers and volunteers

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Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 - Glen Haffy

Hidden : Saturday, 03 May 2008
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Thank you everyone for attending and making our event a huge success. It was great to see the smiles on everyone's faces and hear all of the great comments about the event.

Please visit the following link and read the article about how the International Diabetes Federation supported our event.
Greater Toronto geocaching event raises awareness for diabetes

Fizbot's amazing pictures from the event can be found here.
Pictures from event

Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008



Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008
GC17XTC

hosted by
res2100 and northernpenguin


Last Updated: May 12


The Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 would like to welcome our official mascot, Chester.
Chester is a friendly chipmunk who likes to scurry around Glen Haffy Conservation Area with his friends. He likes to hide and find treasure chests. He's smart though, as he is able to find the treasure chests without using a GPS. You never know when or where you might bump into him.

 

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: 10am to 7pm (Park closes at 8pm)
Location: Glen Haffy Conservation Area (Entrance off Airport Road)
Picnic Site: Ridgeview
Capacity: 800 People

This is a non-profit event. It is all about bringing geocachers together and having fun sharing in an activity that we all enjoy.

Event Map <--Contains location of trails, geocaches, activities, etc.
Event Map

 

EVENT
GEOCOIN

A number of coins are still available.

A special event geocoin has been created. This coin is customizable. Wouldn't it be neat to have a coin with your name already personalized on it?! Thanks to Landsharkz for making this great geocoin and sponsoring our event.
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/a392c825-2944-4c5b-84ee-57b174ad4860.jpg
--This high quality event geocoin is trackable on geocaching.com and comes with it's own icon. Text and tracking # are on the coin edge so as not to intrude on the coin images.
--This coin is individually numbered and contains glow in the dark features.
--These coins have been custom engraved.
--The reverse side of the coin with the CN Tower image is very unique. It contains an actual HDR photo on the coin, covered with Epoxy coating.
--Only 250 coins have been made. This Geocoin is available in the following versions:
>>Special ($12) - Black Nickel (White text fill on photo side)
>>Attendee ($10) - Satin Silver (Black text fill)
>>Sponsor ($10) - Shiny Gold (Green text fill)
>>Regular ($10) - Copper (Blue text fill)
>>LE ($12) - Satin Gold (Red text fill)

...All funds raised from the sale of this coin will go directly back into the event to help offset some of the costs.
To order your geocoins, please email me at res2100@torontogeocaching.com with the quantity of each version you want.
Thank you for helping to make the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 a huge success and enjoy your coins!
See my log from April 3rd for more photos of coins.

**Event Chester micro coins, pins, lanyards, event bags are still available too.

 

GC1AVW0 - Pre Bash Meet and Greet

A nice simple Meet and Greet just 2km north of Glen Haffy from 6pm-7pm. Come meet other caches for a bit of socializing.

 

GC11XRF - Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008: Glen Rally
A fun filled Geo Car Rally starting at Glen Haffy.
Meet at the Bruce Trail trailhead on Coolihan's Sideroad at 11:00AM

 

 

GC1BC5T - GTA GeoBASH 2008: BFL Boot Camp III Prelude
This will be a warm up event to the upcoming annual BFL Boot Camp III event in the fall.
It will take place at a location outside of Glen Haffy on Saturday evening and will last a couple hours.

This will be a separate listed event on geocaching.com.

 

GCZZZ4 - BT Hike Event - Caledon Hills Section: Part 2

Hike 31.8km along the Bruce Trail starting at Glen Haffy and ending at the north end of the Caledon Hills section of the Bruce Trail.
This is unrelated, but just happens to be a week before and starting at the same conservation area as this mega event.

The 3rd hike in the BT Hike Event series went exceptionally well with a record number of 15 people completing the entire hike.

 

Glen Haffy is located at the crossroads of the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Morraine. Dramatic hills and mature forests offer breathtaking views. The Bruce trail passes at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment and nature trails wind through the forest. Glen Haffy Conservation Area maintains a system of 3 nature trail ranging in length and scenery, totaling 6km.

The Ridgeview picnic area has a capacity of 800 people and offers a large shelter with hydro, water tap, volleyball nets and horseshoe pit. Washrooms have running water and are wheelchair accessible. Plenty of onsite parking is available is the designated area.

The park is open from 9am to 8pm.

 

Friday Evening (May 2nd)
Saturday Evening (May 3rd)
$5 per person, per night payable during registration (We will collect the $5 per night camping fees which we will then remit to the park).
Group Camp 3 site is reserved for us for both Friday and Saturday nights. This is right beside our event picnic site. There is room for 80 tents in our Group Camp site.
We will provide the fire wood. No outside wood allowed.
Bring your own food for dinner and breakfast. There might be some left over from Lunch on Saturday.
Gates are normally locked at 8pm, however the park has agreed to leave the gates unlocked for us so that we may come and go as we please.
Parking: Please do not park on the grass. You can park at the Ridgeview picnic area or at one of the parking lots. There is a large parking lot just past our camp area.
Campers\trailers are permitted. They are allowed on the camp site as long as there is room and that there are not too many. Otherwise they can park in the main parking lot.
Facilities: There is a port-a-potty on the campsite as well as a water tap. We can also use the 2 washrooms located at our picnic site which is right next door to the camp site.
Please help us make sure that we keep the camp site clean when we leave.
If you are camping, mention this at the gate house when you arrive and they should wave the park admission fee.
Camping Coordinators - res2100 and northernpenguin
**For those camping Friday night, we will be doing advance registration for you that evening at the group camp site.

 

Adult (16+): $5
Senior (60+): $4
Children (15 and under): FREE
Park admission is payable to the attendant at the park entrance. We have nothing to do with this.

 

$5 per adult (16+) to cover costs. You'll get more than that value back through your Registration Gifts, in addition to potential prizes.
$1 per child (15 and under).

 

Register when you arrive.
Drop off any Travel Bugs and Geocoins at the registration table.
Get your registration package when you register.

**For those camping Friday night, we will be doing advance registration for you that evening at the group camp site.

Registration process will involve the following:
--Pay for event Admission and Camping
--Purchase food and drink tickets ($2 per food, $0.50 per drink)
--Purchase Grand Prize draw tickets ($2 per ticket, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10)
--Drop off travel bugs or geocoins
--Receive your registration bag and goodies
--Receive Door Prize ballot
--Pick up Activity, Cache and Information sheets
--Purchase\pick up your event geocoins or other available geocoins

 

10am - Registration starts
12noon (or earlier) - A Tasty Lunch (Available throughout the day while quantities last)
4pm - Activities end...you can continue finding the caches until 5pm.
5pm - Return to the shelter area and gather for a group photo.
5:10pm - Prize draws, starting with the grand prizes. Make sure you have deposited all of your prize ballots in the ballot boxes.

...Enjoy the caches and activities throughout the day.

 

An Activities Table will be set up. This is the spot where you can find out everything that is going on or ask any questions you might have.
Lots of unique activities and variations of your favourites. These are going to be way fun!
Pick up the corresponding activity sheets\cards from the Activity Table for the activities that you will be taking part in.
**All waypoints for activities and other important waypoints will be made available a day or two before the event. Full instruction sheets listing all of the waypoints, etc in addition to a map of the park indicating where everything is, will be available before hand too and also at the event.
**Special Prize Ballots will be awarded to the winner of each activity (ties will be decided by random draw).
--Center Point - You are given 3 waypoints within the park that form a triangle. Your task is to find the the point that is directly in the center of the triangle. Take a coloured popsicle stick, write your name on it and stick it in the ground where you think the Center Point is.
Center coordinates were N43 56.263 W79 56.758. The triangle was an equilateral triangle.
Winner: Buttons and Beaux (Dave)

--Geocache Tag - It's like a cross between tag and hot potato. You don't want to be stuck with the cache at the end. Cache will be a 4oz container containing a log sheet. When you receive the cache, write your name in the next numbered line of the log contained in the cache, along with the time that you received the cache. You have 15 minutes to hand the cache off to the next person. When handing the cache off to the next person, make sure they know what they need to do with it (i.e., sign name, record time, hand to next person within 15 minutes). If for whatever reason you are not able to hand it off to someone else, then bring it back to one of the event organizers and they will take care of seeing that someone else gets it. Whoever has the cache at 4pm should find res2100 and give it to him. You do not want to be the last one holding the cache at the end, but if it is you, don't worry. A winner will be selected in a pre-determined way.
Whoever had the container at 2:27pm was the winner.
If you paid close attention, this was also one of the many logs\caches that allow you to log
Chester's Mysterious Mysteries (GCZMY4).
Winner: JUNGLEJ

--Get To Know Your Fellow Cacher V2.0 - A definite favourite at these picnic style events. However, we've taken this one to the next level. There will be 25 boxes. Each box will contain TWO items. Your task is to mingle and talk to others and get them to sign a box on your sheet in which both items in the box apply to them. You may not sign any boxes on your own sheet. Others may only sign one box maximum on your sheet. Once you have all of the boxes signed on your sheet, hand it in at the Activity Table.
Winner: Outdoors Nut
--Bunny\Penguin\Cat Art - Using the trackline feature of your GPS, draw an image of either a Bunny, a Penguin or a Cat. The trackline points must be within the Conservation Area. Make sure the trackline feature is turned on on your GPS and start walking. Watch the line draw as you walk around trying to draw the Bunny, Penguin or Cat. When complete, come to the Activities Table and show us your artwork. See if one of the event organizers can guess correctly whether your drawing is a Bunny, a Penguin or a Cat.
Winner: Earthsinger
--I Am Canadian Stamp Quest - You will be given a card and locations of 8 different stamps representing Canada located throughout the park. Your task is to find these 8 stamps and stamp your card with the associated stamps provided (bring your own marker\inkpad). Once you have found the 8 stamps and completed your card, hand in your card at the Activity Table.
Winner: The Dino Trackers
--Photography Tour - There will be 5 pictures of items\views posted at the shelter (Photos will be posted several days before the event so that if needed you can print out your own copies). You will be given the location within the park of these 5 objects\views. It is your task to figure out the coordinates of where each photo was actually taken. Write down the coordinates that you figured out on the associated card and bring them to the Activity Table.
Photo 1 (Pipe) - N43º 56.251 W79º 56.744
Photo 2 (Light) - N43º 56.320 W79º 56.773
Photo 3 (Shed) - N43º 56.320 W79º 56.770
Photo 4 (Rock) - N43º 56.334 W79º 56.718
Photo 5 (Shelter) - N43º 56.310 W79º 56.738

Winner: Cache Marauder
--Projection Connection - You will be given a starting point and then 8 projections, plus a couple of additional instructions. Walk to each of the projected points and continue until you get to the end. At the end, mark a waypoint, write the end waypoint coordinates that you obtained on your corresponding activity card and submit it to the Activities Table. All projections will use meters and True North.
The end point was 22.57 meters from the start.
Winner: Rainbow's Connections

--Scavenger Hunt - You task is to collect a number of items that you find around the park. Once you have found as many items as you could (some might be harder to find than others and some might require some ingenuity), bring them to the Activity Table to show one of the event staff.
Winner: TOMTEC
--Puzzle Quest - Find the missing pieces of the puzzle. Puzzle pieces are spread throughout various caches within the park. Find the correct missing piece, bring it back to the activity table, put the puzzle together and see if you have one of the 2 correct missing pieces. A team may only take 1 puzzle piece in total.
Winners: cruise448788 and Puddlemaster
--GeoTrivia - Test your geocaching knowledge from the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and the world.
D B C D A B D D C A
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Multiple Choice

1.        Who was the first geocacher in Canada to reach 1000 finds?
A)      kootenay pirates from British Columbia  B)      Nozzletime from Ontario  C)      OpusTerra from Quebec  D)      res2100 from Ontario 

2.        What is the current oldest active geocache in the world?
A)     
GPS Stash #1~The Original Stash in California, USA  B)      Mingo in Kansas, USA  C)      Mountain Marsh in Washington, USA  D)      ORIGINAL STASH TRIBUTE PLAQUE in Oregon, USA 

3.        What kind of car is pictured on the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 event geocoin?
A)      57 Chevy  B)      Mazda Miata
  C)      Porsche Boxster  D)      Volkswagen Rabbit Cabriolet               

4.        What is Rainbow Connections’ pet grackle’s name?
A)      Birdie  B)      Geobird  C)      Grace
  D)      Money

5.        Which of the following geocoins created by res2100 is no longer available? (If you want any geocoins, see res2100)
A)      1701eh Memorial
 B)      Bouncy Bunny  C)      GC10000  D)      Toronto 2006

6.        What kind of animal is Chester, the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 official event mascot?
A)      Beaver
  B)      Chipmunk  C)      Rabbit  D)      Squirrel

7.        What is the largest ever geocaching event held in Ontario?
A)      COG Spring Fling III – The Trilogy  B)      GAG11 – Go and Get’em 11 (Ottawa area)   C)      GHAGAFAP VI – Once More For Kicks!  D)      Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008

8.        The 4 colours on the official geocaching.com logo are Blue, Green, Orange and Yellow. Starting from the top left square and going clockwise, what is the order of these colours on the logo?
A)      Blue, Green, Orange and Yellow  B)      Green, Orange, Yellow, Blue  C)      Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green
  D)      Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue

9.        When was the first official geocache placed in Ontario?
A)      May 3, 2000  B)      June 28, 2000
  C)      February 6, 2001  D)      February 17, 2001

10.     Which of the following geocachers does not have more than 2000 finds?
A)      Barnie’s Band of Gold
 B)      Ellesche  C)      Filmclips  D)      Northern Penguin

True or False

11.     Nozzletime currently has the most geocaching finds in Canada.
True  False

12.     I <insert your name here> am having a lot of fun at the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008.
True  
False

13.     The switch that President Clinton pulled to turn off selective availability at approximately midnight EST on May 2, 2000 was blue.
True  False

14.     Groundspeak Inc. was originally called Grounded Inc.
True  False

15.     The first Bruce Trail hike event (BT Hike Event – Toronto Section) on April 6, 2007 was longer than a marathon.
True  False

16.     There are less geocaches in Prince Edward Island than any other Canadian province.
True  False

17.     An Ontario geocacher has never found more than 100 geocaches in a day.
True  False

18.     There are currently over 12000 geocaches hidden in Ontario.
True  False

19.     The first cache with a 7 digit waypoint ID is hidden in Ontario, Canada.
True 
False

20.     The Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 official event geocoin was made in 5 different versions\finishes. (If you want to purchase any, see res2100)
True  False

Winner: pituophis (17 out of 20 correct)
--Geocaching Necessities - You will be given a list of the top 15 things that geocachers think are important to have while geocaching. You task is to rank the top 10 of them in order of most important (1) to least important (10).
1 GPS
2 Writing Instrument (Pen\Pencil)
3 Water\Drinks
4 PDA
5 Flashlight\Headlight
6 Spare Batteries
7 Camera and accessories
8 Food\Snacks
9 Cell Phone
10 Vehicle for transportation (Car\Bike)

Winner: fingers crossed
--Traveler Guess - Guess how many Travel Bugs and Geocoins were dropped off at the registration table during the event.
Winner: NorMin & Ruffy


**If any of the instructions to any of the activities are not clear, let us know and we will update them. Also, if you have any ideas for activities that you would like to see, please let us know.
**Answers and winners will be posted here after the event.

 

Logable Geocaches
The following 14 geocaches are located within Glen Haffy. You can find and log these during the event.
Bruce Trail Project: Naughty Tree (GC1328K)
I'm a squirrel 3 (GC1328T)
TeePee (GC1328W)
The Stairs (GC13292)
The Maple Patch (GC13295)
Bruce Trail Project: Top of Death Hill (GC13297)
Hilton or Hilltop (GC16RM4)
That Was Easy (GC1BD8T)
Posted Coordinates (GC1BG1N)
Marvin's Lamest Multicache (GC1BDDP)
Buried Escarpment (GC1BF91)
Haffy's Buried Escarpment (GCZZXQ)
ISBIFIA #2: No Bungee Required (GC1BQR5)
Chester's Mysterious Mysteries (GCZMY4) - This cache may be logged more than once as follows: 1) Activity #2 - Geocache Tag, 2) Nano on shelter, 3) Log sheet behind picture of Chester on shelter, 4) Flashlight cache under picnic table at shelter, 5) Figuring out coordinates from geocache page and finding the cache container.
...any additional geocaches or updates will be listed at the activity table.
All geocaches are family friendly...look for some new twists. There is no need to climb trees, enter\squeeze into dense forests\trees or enter any water.
**All waypoints for geocaches will be made available a day or two before the event. Full instruction sheets listing all of the geocaches, in addition to a map of the park indicating where they are located, will be available before hand too.

 

Travel Bugs and Geocoins
Drop off any Travel Bugs and Geocoins when you register.
We will record all Travel Bug and Geocoin codes.
Travel Bugs and Geocoins will be placed on display for you to look at and discover.
You may start taking any Travel Bugs and Geocoins after about 2pm. This will allow everyone a chance to look at and discover them. Please sign out the Travel Bugs and Geocoins that you take with the tracking number and your name.
There will be a sign up sheet on the Travel Bug table for anyone that wants a list of all of the Travel Bug and Geocoin codes emailed to them so that they can discover any\all that they wish.

 

We are using Ballots instead of Tickets.
*** Over $6000 in prizes to be won ***
We are very pleased to say that we are acquiring enough prizes so that you are guaranteed a prize for each of the Door\Event\Special Prize Ballots that you've received.
Ballots will be nice and simple. Just write your name in the space provided and drop them into the designated ballot boxes. This way your name isn't missed when we call out your ballot and if you are not present for the draw we will arrange to get your prize to you.
Everyone attending will receive 1 Door Prize Ballot (Blue Ballots) when they register.
Event Prize Ballots (Green Ballots) A limited amount will be available throughout the day through a variety of ways.
Special Prize Ballots (Yellow Ballots). Lucky you if you get one of these. You are guaranteed to be among the top picks for a prize.
Grand Prize Ballots (Pink Ballots). We currently have 10 grand prizes. A team\family\geocaching name may win a maximum of 1 grand prize. Grand prizes include Palm Smartphone, 2 GPS's, 2 $100 and 1 $50 gift certificates, GMRS Radios, Backpack, and Geocoin sets...Grand prizes are valued from $50 up to $550.

Bonus Event Prize Ballots awarded to the following people (randomly selected on specified dates from those who have posted a Will Attend log):
--geocite
--Amazon Annie
--Nozzletime
--eelow&beelow
--Big Belle
--Avernar
--fingers crossed
--filmclips

Bonus Special Prize Ballot awarded for suggesting the name Chester for the event mascot.
--Buttons and Beaux

Grand Prize Winners
Palm Smartphone from Palm Canada - dex4
$100 Gift Certificate from Radio World - rogking
Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS from GPSmart - NSDK MacAulay
Magellan Explorist 400 GPS Wilderness Bundle from GPS Central - TeamBBEX
Set of 5 Geocoins from kayakerinme - cruise448788
$50 Gift Certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op -
Juicepig
Set of 5 Geocoins from kayakerinme - Tequila
GMRS Radio 2 pack from Radio World -
ptowferret
Flux 28 Daypack Backpack from Mountain Equipment Co-op - shenanigans76
$100 Gift Certificate from Leon's - SKINNY MONKEY

 

Some pre-event fun. Winners of the following contests will each receive a Special Prize Ballot. See below for the winning entries.

Contest 1) Creative Writing - Write a story about our mascot, Chester.
Winners (Tie):
Chester's Cache Adventure by jamesmaster
Chester's Great Adventure by Laura of Buttons and Beaux

Contest 2) Photography - Your task is to take a picture within the Greater Toronto area of what you feel best represents the area.
Winner:
by Tim of geocite

Contest 3) Photography - The following pictures were taken somewhere in Toronto. Your task is to find out where they were taken and take your own similar picture from this location. Hint: A multicache starts in this park.

Winner:
by psychocyclist

 

Lunch available for Saturday throughout the day.
$2 per food, $0.50 per drink, to cover costs.
Sliced whole Smoked Ham on a European Bun.
Other varieties of meats (Hungarian Salami, Roasted Chicken and Turkey) on a bun available too.
Oktoberfest Sausage with bun.
Pop
Water Bottles
Coffee

*Please purchase a Food ticket for all food items.
*Please purchase a Drink ticket for pop and water.
*Please pay $0.50 directly for coffee.

You can also bring things like deserts, fruits and snacks to share.

NO Alcohol allowed.
Food Coordinator - Luc & Sweety, oma-christel, Anna-Conda

 

Registration Gifts

As part of your registration package, we are pleased to offer a variety of items FREE to all adults in attendance. To guarantee yourself all\some of these free registration gifts, please make sure that you post a Will Attend log for the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 as soon as possible. Several of these items are being custom ordered based on estimated attendance, so if you wait too long to post your Will Attend log, you might miss out, as some of these items are limited. Some of the neat items are:

--Official cloth event bag with a Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 design.
--Official reflective event lanyard with event mascot Chester chipmunk and Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 imprint.
--Chester chipmunk micro geocoin.
--Geocache container.
--Beverage cooler.
--Set of earings.
--Randomly inserted geocoins into geocache containers in your Registration Package

 

Photography

Fizbot will be the official photographer at the event. Be sure to smile as he wanders around taking great pictures.

Make sure you are back at the shelter for 5pm for group photos.

Looking forward to seeing lots of other pictures taken at the event from everyone else too.

 

All information will be made available well before the event day. It will be a fun day and without any unnecessary surprises. You will know exactly what to expect at the event. This will eliminate any confusion and allow for maximum enjoyment.

The picnic site has a large shelter.

All waypoints for activities, geocaches and other points of interest will be made available under the Additional Waypoints section of the event cache page at least a few days before the event, so that you can load everything onto your GPS.

 

EVENT COORDINATORS
res2100

northernpenguin
Kitten on the hunt
Ellesche
Tylor2100
 
STAFF and VOLUNTEERS
Luc & Sweety - Food
oma-christel - Food and Prizes
Anna-Conda - Food
fizbot - Photographer
Crystal Dawns - Travel Bugs and Geocoins
Dreadnaught - Activities

 

VOLUNTEERS
Thanks to those who have volunteered to help out.
 

 

Recommended Geocaches
There are almost 200 geocaches hidden within 20km of the Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008. The following geocaches are the best of the best and are highly recommended to find while you are in the area. They will all take you to the many beautiful and wonderful locations in the area.
North of event
GC10000 - A New Beginning GC10000 - 7.8km NW of event. - This is the first geocache with a 7-digit waypoint id. Don't miss your chance of being a part of geocaching history. While you are here, also be sure to do the Divine Comedy Series (GCR07E, GCR0AW and GCR0BF) as well as a Bouncy Bunny cache (GCZZXX) as these are all on the same set of trails.
Mono-Cliffhanger, REV-B GCGK93 - 16.2km NW of event - This 6 stage multi will take you past the many wonders that Mono Cliffs Provincial Park has to offer.
West of event
Infestation in Orangeville GC3678 - 12km W of event - Placed over 6 years ago with less than 50 finds. This 4 stage multi takes you to some interesting spots around Orangeville, with a unique hide in the end.
Alton-a-tonic GCTRWN - 13.8km SW of event - Enjoy a 5 stage multi through the beautiful town of Alton. Enjoy the 2 waterfalls and the awesome view at the end.
South of event
Kame to see Forks and a Kettle GC172H2 - 13.4km S of event - An Earthcache located in Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Make sure you continue on along the trails to see beauty of Church's Falls as it plunges over the Niagara Escarpment.
Hobbit’s Hollow GCNX2M - 15.3km S of event - Descend a steep stone stairway while holding on tightly to the rope railing and then follow the wall of the escarpment hobbit's home and enter if you dare.
Kilning me Softly GC178KP - 15.7km S of event - Approach from either the top or the bottom along the famous Bruce Trail to see these impressive lime kiln ruins which were been abandoned over 100 year ago.
Cheltenham Badlands Earthcache GCNXFF - 18.3km S of event - These Badlands are a must see while you are in the area as this is a definite unique feature for this area.
East of event
Prison Camp GC7AE5 - 7.5km E of event - Placed over 5 years ago. A nice cache with an enjoyable hike in a neat area.
Cold Creek Bog Trail GC8274 - 19.9km E of event - Take a walk through this abandoned conservation area and if you dare, walk along the crumbling boardwalk which passes through the bog.

 

SPONSORS and DONATIONS
A big thank you to the following for their generosity in helping make our event a huge success. Please be sure to thank and support our sponsors.
Landsharkz GPS Central
Palm GPSmart
Cache Zone RCA777
res2100 Leon's
Maine Pirate Quest Fababoo
oma-christel The Moop Along
GBOTS mrjiffy
PengoFamily emzernask
911turbos TeamEccs21
Food Basics Ruth and Fred A.
Dominion Starbucks
Home Depot (Orangeville) CoinsAndPins
Mandarin (Pickering) Home Depot (Scarborough)
Geoswag Images Salon & Spa (Scarborough)
Tylor2100 Swiss Chalet
Worldcaching TD Canada Trust
CIBC Shop99er
kayakerinme hikerT
ATMouse Radioworld
Mountain Equipment Co-op (Toronto) Edward Jones (Georgetown - Colin Brookes)
chris-mouse M&M Meat Shops
Black Dog Pub (Scarborough) Tennessee Jed
Lakeridge Resort Toyota (Lucy)
Team Goju psychocyclist
Loblaws Cache Advance
The Source Edward Jones (Scarborough - Mike Miller)
Dorkfish Coins GPX Navigators
TheCachingPlace Rockin Roddy
danoshimano Ontario Geocaching Association
Girls Phind Squirrels MickEMT
Bakers Dozen Castle Coins & Pins
sabresfan dex4
Costco Jake's Goldilocks
International Diabetes Federation *  

*World Diabetes Day Geocoins and material donated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

 

Official Greater Toronto GeoBASH 2008 web site
Discover Geocaching
Golden Horseshoe Geocachers
World Diabetes Day (International Diabetes Federation)
Geocaching in Ontario. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr



This is a satellite image of our picnic site.
This is a satellite image of our group camping area.

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[The Biggest! The Best! The most FUN!
Fun for everyone!]

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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