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BC Parks GeoRush 2008 - Purden Lake Prov. Park Traditional Geocache

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plumbrokeacres: Well all good things must come to an end Thank you to everyone who took the time to find this cache. As per BC Parks Regulations this cache has been here 3 years and now needs to be removed.

Hidden : 08/16/2008
1.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

BC Parks and the BCGA are proud to be partners in celebrating BC's 150th Birthday with Geocaching in our provincial parks. This is one of 100 geocaches placed by BCGA members in Provincial Parks across the province.

Purden Lake Provincial Park

Park Info

Nestled in the rolling mountains east of Prince George, Purden Lake
Provincial Park, on the north shore of Purden Lake, is dominated by the Cariboo
Mountains to the south and the McGregor range of the Rockies to the north.
Densely forested upland with open areas near the lakefront provide pleasant
surroundings for a shoreline stroll, swimming or angling for the lake's resident
rainbow trout.

History - Surveyors searching for a route for the
Canadian Pacific National Railway traversed the area in 1879 and named the
lake for their supervisor, M.H. Purden Bell.

Conservation - Purden Lake Provincial Park is situated
within the Fraser River Basin, an irregularly shaped depression of gently
rolling hills and shallow lakes covering much of North Central B.C. Here,
visitors will find a remarkably diverse range of vegetation growing atop the
glacial drift that blankets the landscape. White spruce and lodgepole pine
can be found at lower elevations with Douglas, balsam and subalpine fir
higher up. Willow, alder and birch thrive along the lakeshore. Bunchberry
(dwarf dogwood) and false Solomon's Seal carpet the forest floor while
Indian paintbrush and lupine add a splash of colour to the roadsides in
spring and early summer.

Wildlife - Purden Lake Park is home to black bear and
moose year round. Visitors may observe beaver, snowshoe hares, squirrels and
porcupines. Bald eagles and ruffed grouse may be seen in the park and the
haunting call of the common loon often breaks the evening silence. At Purden
Creek the mature forest provides a natural umbrella shading the stream
channel and creating excellent habitat for the spawning and rearing rainbow

Park Size: 2521 hectares

Cache: Cache is a regular size 550ml Lock and Lock container
When hidden the cache contained
1st, 3rd, and 5th finder prizes
logbook and pencils

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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