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Burnt Island Lake Cache

A cache by TOMTEC and Telly Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/17/2003
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is located within sight of a Small Island in Burnt Island lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. Cache Elevation: 437m

Accessible by canoe or kayak, expect a trip of approximately 16km in from the Canoe Lake Access Point. The route includes 3 portages (295m, 495m & 200m) Plan to stay the night on one of the many excellent camp sites on Burnt Island Lake near the cache (nearest is 240m West)

Starting from Canoe Lake (Access Point # 5), travel north to the top of Canoe Lake, portaging 295 meters into Joe Lake. North and then east on Joe Lake passing Arrowhon Lodge and up the creek to the 495 meter portage around Lost Joe Lake into Baby Joe Lake. (Don't forget to stop for the Lost Baby Joe's Cache: GC1444) A short paddle will bring you to the 200 meter portage around a dam, into Burnt Island Lake.

When you get to the small island, pull your canoe up on the sandy "beach" at the East end. Feel free to jump in for a swim. Unfortunately, due to high muggle traffic, the cache has been moved off the island to the main land, (140m North) where it will not be discovered by accident. Where you land for the cache is up to you. There are a couple good spots, but weather and currents will change things up. Hope you brought your fishing rods... word is, East of the island is a great fishing spot!

The cache is located in the tangle of roots of a cluster of trees trying to grow on top of a boulder. It's a camouflage painted .30-cal ammo can filled with the standard Geocache items.

Continue on through Big Trout Lake and McIntosh Lake to create a nice 4 or 5 day Canoe Trip. We did the route backwards in 4 days when we placed the cache. Interested? Try one of these Canoe Routes Or just camp out on Burnt Island Lake for a day or two!

NOTES:
  1. Canoe / Kayak required.
  2. Portages (3) required
  3. Overnight stay likely
TOMTEC

Other caches in the immediate area include:
Lost Baby Joe's Cache (Algonquin Park)
To Beth Lake

Last Cache Maintenance Visit: August 10, 2011 by TOMTEC, Elf, & R@inbow
Details: Relocated container off the island away from muggle traffic.



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Additional Hints (Encrypt)

Ammo Can hidden in the tangle of roots under a cluster of trees trying to grow on top of a large boulder close to the water's edge. You can see the Island from the cache, but probably won't want to swim over.


 

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