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Fetal_Pig: Decided to archive this cache. Its been to hard to keep track of and individual cache legs keep disappearing. Thanks to all who took the time to find the cache. [:D][B)]


Toronto Carrying Place Cache

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Hidden : 10/14/2002
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2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a four-stage multi-cache and requires you to solve a simple math problem for the first coordinates in order for you to locate the next cache site. The second will have the coordinates to the third. The third cache will have the coordinates for the actual cache containing the goods. Theres no need for bushwacking as there are several trails in the area.

The listed coordinates point to a plaque that describes the area. In order to get the coordinates for the next clue you will have to do the following:

The plaque has two dates on it.

In order to get the proper waypoints you need to add the first date from the plaque to this Northing coordinate: N43o 48. 425

To get the Westerly you need to add the second date from the plaque to this Westerly coordinate: W 079o 34.709

Use the example below.

N 43o 48425 + XXXX(first date) = the correct northerly

W 079o 34709 + XXXX(second date) = the correct westerly

These waypoints will set you off in the right direction to the first clue cache.

Ignore the decimals when calculating, and then replace it in the proper position to get your final waypoints answer.

The clue caches are in various containers and the final cache is in a small white bucket. Remember to bring a pencil and paper as the clue caches are encrypted.

A little about the Toronto Carrying Place:

Native peoples established the Carrying Place Trail, a portage route running 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe by way of the Humber and Holland River systems.

The Carrying Place Trail formed an unusual route for transportation and trade: one long portage instead of several short ones. The Trail, in use for trade by 1500, proved necessary, as the low waters of the Humber River were often difficult to travel.   The Humber River was frozen in the winter, and the steep banks offered little defense against attack. The route followed the east bank of the Humber River until it reached the Pine Grove area in the City of Vaughan. At this point the trail splits, with one fork running parallel to Islington Avenue along the west side of the East Humber River to Kleinburg, where it re-crossed the water course. This route was likely used during the seasons when the water was low enough to ford. The other fork on the trail followed the east shore of the East Humber, joining the first fork above King Creek. The trail crossed the Humber again near Nobleton, meandering northward through open country to a tributary of the Holland River.


Parking is available at the plaque site with a short walk to the end of Canada Company Drive (gravel road). At the end is the entrance to the Granger Greenway Trail, this is where you will be hiking. You will be entering a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority property.

Good luck and keep an eye out for deer, they're all over the place here. The cache is filled with dollar store animals so please trade like for like.

Additional Hints (Encrypt)

[Clue to the first clue cache]:
In their day Lord Simcoe and his lieutenants didn’t have this luxury when hiking the trail. You may want to look under the end closes to you.

[Clue to the second clue cache]:
Look for a large dead tree with a portion of the trunk on the ground. Investigate the trunk thoroughly.

[Clue to the third clue cache]:
Hollow logs make good homes for skunks and geocache clues.

[Clue to the final cache]: Stumped? That’s too bad.



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