On the historical marker are listed 5 dates (years, four digits each) some of the numbers are required to get the bearing and distance (for projected coords) to the cache itself. No need to write them all down, just do a simple alpha-numeric conversion by stringing all the dates together in order from top to bottom, no spaces and where the first digit in the first date equals “A”, the second digit equals “B”, third “C”, etc. Example 1854 and 1855 equals 18541855 or ABCDEFGH. The bearing in degrees TRUE north equals C,K (digital root 1) and the distance (X.XX km) equals K,(J minus C),C (digital root 4)
Some will question the distance but the final coordinates, created from this projection, are much closer to the parking lot at the east end of the Loch where this cache is located. The other cache in the series and the trailhead parking for the various trails are at: N45.16.020, W074.41.234. HINT: YOU CAN HEAD OUT FROM THE PARKING LOT ON THE REVERSE OF THAT HEADING UNTIL THE DISTANCE MATCHES UP because the target where the cache is hidden is really big.
The regular size container is camo’ed to match it’s hiding spot at the foot of a large ash tree which stands beside a feature that holds a very special place in the hearts, minds and backs of anyone in Glengarry who has FIRST HAND knowledge of their creation. This hiding spot was also chosen because of the size of this feature and although not the biggest around, it’s hoped that in this age of modern conveniences, many will appreciate that each component was hand chosen from what always seems like an endless supply.