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A cache by CouparAngus Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 3/17/2001
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Located on conservation lands - please no motorcycles/skidoos! (accessible by mountain bike but no easy ride)

*** To my knowledge, this is the oldest cache in Ontario that is still maintained by the active original owner ***

The way you approach this cache is really going to determine how easy it is to get at. There are five starting points, in order easiest to most difficult the are:

N43 52.009 W79 40.205 - ride my bike to the cache from this starting point

N43 52.733 W79 40.317 - not rideable, one large obstacle to navigate this way

N43 52.300 W79 41.795 - rideable, but you will have to cross the river (shallow)

N43 52.571 W79 42.704 - a little further to ride, start of trail hidden but trail good, will have to cross river

N43 52.813 W79 41.901 - will have to cross river twice or blaze new trail through dense bush

Any way you attack it, you find it to be a good hike and there is often some wildlife to see on the way - I counted 17 deer and a bird-of-prey when I went to place the cache.

The cache is a dollar-store plastic tub hidden in the remains of a long burned-out log cabin in turn located near the remains of a barn.

This is my first Geocache so I hope you like it. I also hope you enjoy the walk & scenery. Take a look at my attached maps showing the starting points as marked with circles-in-squares.

Addendum: If you look at my route map file there is a waypoint marked Forest Rangers. The location is exactly N43 52.467 W79 41.688 This is the remains of a fort I'm told was used on the CBC TV series Forest Rangers (ca.1966). I haven't seen the series for about 20 years myself, but I do recall there being a fort in it - whether this is the one I don't know. Let me know what you think.

Addendum February 9, 2002. I found a Forest Rangers website and it doesn't look like the old fort near this cache was the one used on the show after all. I guess the mystery continues. Have noticed the MTRCA has been particularly diligent this winter in keeping snowmobiles and ATVs out of this area - which is good!

Coupar Angus

Additional Hints (Encrypt)

The difficulty of finding this cache seems to be rather seasonal. In the summer there is a lot of tall grass that you'll have to hack through to get to the hiding place. However, in the winter its much easier. Springtime brings much more slippery mud and some aerial assaults by horseflies and deeflies.



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  • Starting PointsThis file shows my suggested starting points. Be sure to read my text before starting out as some of these require you to cross the Humber. The water is usually boot-high in the summer.

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