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Batchawana 360

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Hidden : 10/11/2002
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3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

360 degree view of the Batchawana area from atop this old fire-tower mountain.

Batchawana 360

Bring a camera and enjoy a 360 view of the Batchawana area from atop this old fire-tower mountain. The view of the changing colours in Sept/Oct is fabulous. Depending on the type of vehicle you have, your willingness to have it scratched, and the recent weather, you could have up to a 5 kilometre hike. When the cache was placed, someone had recently driven to within 50 metres of the cache. However the last 3 km is an overgrown road so expect some scratches on your 4x4. Whereever you park, please don't block any roads.

Canadian topographic maps for this cache are 41 N/1 and 41 K/16. I can email you a cache-map (800Kb) of the area if you send me a request (


Turn right off Highway 17 North at "Mile 38 Road" (see #1 below). Follow this road about 7 km, until you reach the fork at (#2). Take the left fork and follow the road up past the "Acid Rain Monitoring Station" at (#3). Continue up the road until fork at (#4). Take right fork and continue until fork at (#5). We parked here ( for a 5 km hike), but a 4x4 could easily continue on if the creek isn't high. Take the right fork and continue for 2 km until a less-obvious fork at (#6). You could park your 4x4 here if you don't want it scratched. Take the right fork onto the over-grown road and continue for 3 km to fire tower. Enjoy the view.

The cache is a blue rubbermaid container (14"x9"x4"), which is wrapped in a green garbage bag. Please conceal it well when you put it back and please don't leave food in the cache. If the cache needs maintenance, please email me ( Thx.

Coordinate reference points from description (WGS84)

  1. - N 46 55.896 - W 084 26.153
  2. - N 46 57.895 - W 084 22.348
  3. - N 47 01.950 - W 084 22.798
  4. - N 47 02.260 - W 084 23.313
  5. - N 47 02.611 - W 084 23.244
  6. - N 47 03.466 - W 084 22.905

Cache initially contained:

  • Log book
  • Mechanical pencil & spare leads
  • 3-pack of Maxfli golf balls
  • Soo Greyhound watch
  • Royal Bank keychain
  • Two Carabiners
  • Mini multi-tool keychain in metal case
  • Canadian GeoCoin #0452 (log at
  • Cache cards for those far from home
  • Folding binoculars (please leave in cache so others can enjoy the view)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gung'f na vagrerfgvat obhyqre.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



40 Logged Visits

Found it 34     Didn't find it 1     Write note 4     Owner Maintenance 1     

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