The caches in the series to date are:
We now move north to the world's second largest country, Canada! What comes to mind when you think of our neighbor to the north. I personally think of curling*, maple syrup, wilderness, hockey, snow, skiing, and fish.
Here are some interesting Canadian facts:
- Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200km (124 miles) of the border with the United States.
- The name Canada comes from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word, kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
- Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. (N 82 30.083 W 062 20.333)
- Canada has the longest coastline in the world: 202,080 kilometres (125,570 miles).
- Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other nation on earth.
- Canada is home to the world's smallest jail, located in Ontario. It is only 270 square feet (25.084 square meters).
- In 1527, John Rut of St. John's, Newfoundland, sent a letter to King Henry VIII—the first letter sent from North America.
- The Trans-Canada Highway between Victoria, BC and St. John's, NF is the world's longest national highway with a length of 7,821 km (4,860 miles).
- Forests cover almost half of Canada.
- Some things invented in Canada include the zipper, frozen fish, paint roller, rollerskate, and Superman.
*Although curling originated in medieval Scotland, the Canadians are tops in this sport. It is also played by the cache owners who are neither Scottish nor Canadian.
Now for the cache. Like going to Canada, you will have to head a bit north to the Merestead (Scottish for farmland) Property in Mt Kisco. The estate was donated for the use and enjoyment of the public and the grounds and trails are open daily 8am till dusk. I've included coordinates for the main parking area and an additional waypoint for a pull-out with room for a couple of cars (stay clear of the hydrant). The main parking can sometimes be closed for muddy conditions.
No need to bushwack, unless you like thorns. Stick to the blue trail - even if it seems to be heading away from the hide. The cache is a mini-decon container hidden a few feet off the ground. You shouldn't need to leave the trail for more than a few steps.