From September 2001 to August 2004, Vancouver Transit made over 150 different stops, each one lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few days before moving on to the next. Vancouver Transit is no more, but Pharmadude thought it would be great to memorialize the stops it made along the way by placing permanent caches where the TRANSIenT ones once lay.
Everyone is invited to join the Vancouver Transit Memorial Project (VTMP). Here is how to participate. Pharmadude has a master list of the original VT cache locations. If you know which location you wish to commemorate, email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will check your location off the list If you would like to be assigned a location, email Pharmadude with the general area you have in mind, and he will send you the coordinates of nearby VT cache locations.
Caches may be of any size or type, and should be placed as close to the original location as possible. Since the exact original location may only be known to as few as two people (the original hider and finder), good judgement will come into play. If you decide to make it a multi-cache, remember that the final coordinates are already common knowledge.
Your cache title will begin with the heading "VTMP XXX:" where XXX is a number Pharmadude will assign based on the original VT cache. Following this header, you can add a further title of your choosing. Your cache description should also include the date the original VT cache was hidden.
This cache was originally hidden Dec 31 2002 by Zon. The cache is hidden in rural Maple Ridge where Kanaka Creek has carved into the surrounding hills and created a canyon, with steep walls and a river bed of bedrock worn smooth by ages of water action. The cache area also has a bridge over the canyon, with a large picnic area on the other side. Take the time to walk around the area, it's really quite wonderful.
The original cache was hidden further west by a couple of hundred feet, but that area is now closed off due to trail conditions along the edge of the canyon. From the parking area stay on the main trail and it will lead you to the cache site, no bushwhacking required.
NOTE: While the canyon is fenced off with a wooden fence, care should be taken with children in the immediate vicinity. THERE IS NO REASON to go anywhere near the cliffs, or outside the fenced areas. Cache container is a small L&L painted black.
||If you are a Geocacher in the province of British Columbia, please join the British Columbia Geocaching Association. The BCGA is your portal to caching in and around BC. Simply go to bcgeocaching.com for details!