Geocache the Shore

NEW for 2014 – Explore even MORE of the shore with our new geocache callenge!!

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Geocaching shares many aspects oforienteering and treasure hunting

Some interesting facts:

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. There are 2,449,999 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide

Presently there are 32 official sites along County Road 50 and there are more than 200 geocaches along the Chrysler Greenway

But for the Explore the Shore weekend there will be 3 new geocaches added  that will only be visible on Saturday and Sunday…and then they are gone.

To find them you will need:

  • a GPS or a smart phone with a geocache APP
  • Transportation…the 3 new caches are scattered somewhere along County Rd 50
  • the coordinates of the sites (latitude and longitude)

Explore the Shore – Geocache Locations

 N 42º1.986’, W 83º2.733’(Accuracy 10m)

Hint: Toronto has the raptors…it’s a game of course…but ours join the thousands of snowbirds that travel much farther south.

N 41º59.266’, W 55.989’(Accuracy 5m)

Hint: We love Lake Erie. Lots of activities…some you can see…others you can’t…unless you look really hard!

N 42º0.707’, W 82º46.851’(Accuracy 5 m)

Hint: Why don’t they call a spade a spade?! When I look at an island and everyone calls it an Island then it should be an island. But it’s not!  Wasn’t everyone taught the difference between islands and peninsulas?

 

Each site has a tattoo that you’re welcome to take as a keepsake when it is discovered. Also please sign the log sheet found in the container AND record the unique number found at the site.

From Saturday, July 26, to Monday, July 28, visit our website (www.exploretheshore.ca) and record the numbers found at each cache. They will only be seen by you…… until Wednesday, when we will post them with your permission.