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Midland Ice Caves Traditional Cache

Hidden : 01/31/2004
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Geocache Description:

Changed the location of the Cache. Was on a steep side hill, this meant that if you were off by 1 meter, you could really be off by more like 3. The cache is now located above the caves. Please rehide better then you found it and make sure to place it on a strong branch to avoid having it fall during the winter.

Lunchtime Cache Available year-round Dangerous area - use caution More than Half a Mile from Trailhead Off-trail Hiking Required Steep Hike
Cave Accessible in Winter
Parking Lat: 45.38.809 Long: 065.48.233 ~ Mapquest
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I'd heard tell of the Ice Caves in Midland from a number of people who didn't know where they were. I asked a few local people and it was pretty easy to find. Midland is located North West of Norton New Brunswick. These Ice Caves are quite neat. The beginnings of a gorge runs down a hill and at one point drops off and opens up to quite a large basin. At the point of drop off, water trickles over an over-hang and creates a wall of ice 40 feet wide and 20 to 25 feet high with an area behind it big enough to walk around. I'm told this ice cave lasts until June. We took three toddlers under 3, however we had a dog sled and they rode in it. Walking is pretty good on packed down snowmobile trails. Take the 124 west from Norton toward Beleisle. At Sherwoods Funeral Home turn left toward Upper Midland. Go straight through two 4-way intersections and park 400 meters past the second one. On your right is a road leading straight up a feild along a fence (N45°38.809' W65°48.233'). Lots of people seem to travel it. It's a 1.4 km hike straight up a snowmobile trail, a bit of a workout but after that the going is easy enough (and a great relief for the walk back). At the top of the hill in a clearing that used to be an old piling yard (N45°39.485' W65°48.773'), turn left on the snowmobile trail for another 400 Metres. Look out for a tin sign on a tree on your right indicating "Ice Caves" (N45°39.462' W65°49.097'). Turn off the beaten trail and follow the yellowish-red ribbons to the caves (230 meters as the crow flies). The cache is hidden within 100 meters of the caves.

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