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Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
R.boretum OPENCACHE - OU0981

 May require wading

Hidden by  Bon Echo

N 43° 32.194' W 80° 13.282' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 19 March 2016
 Date Created: 19 March 2016
 Last Modified: 20 March 2016
 Waypoint: OU0981

 


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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0 Notes
0 Watchers
1026 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
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Cache Attributes

Bring Your Own Pen In the Woods Listed on OCNA Only Stealth Required 

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Description   EN   

Visited Guelph today and took the opportunity to fulfill a cache request. I intended to place this in a different section of the Arboretum but this spot spoke up and I couldn't say no. I may move it next time I visit. Or maybe I'll just hide another one.

Bring rubber boot or wait for a prolonged drought.

The container is a 500 mL widemouth screwtop Nalgene container. Contains a logbook and swag, please bring a writing utensil. There's room for trade-items.

I spent a lot of time in the Arbouretum when I lived in Guelph. It's a great place, especially for a nerd like me who likes to know the names of the trees. I would spend hours wandering around, looking  at trees and reading those names.

That was before I learned about geocaching. Now I wander around finding stuff that others hid.

Here's that wish list [and how I did]:

  • Within 50km of Kitchener/Cambridge/Guelph, ON [probably as close as I'll ever get]
  • Swag size [should be good unless you have unusually large signature items]
  • The cache is there and in decent shape [yes]
  • Easy to get - D/T rating of 3/3 or under [you do need to walk over a slightly flooded area but it's easy, level ground; I did it in running shoes while keeping them dry but just barely].

There's a groundspeak cache a short distance away (26 meters, 85 feet), but it's a micro (even if it's listed as a small) and likely is just off the main trail. I didn't have the time to find it (nor the interest).

 

Additional Hints  

It's under a fallen tree, on the ground and covered with bark. Look for the large split in the tree trunk. It's below the start of that split.

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1 20 March 2016 R of JARS Found it

Thank you Bon Echo for placing a cache for my cache preferences. I know this part of the Arboretum well, and it will be dry in the summer months. Today it was squishy, wet and muddy, but I expected worse. Thanks for the detailed hint.

Very nice nalgene container. Nice swag inside. The opencaching business card was a nice touch. Being a dog fan, I traded the shitzu for a couple of my handcrafted fridge magnets. Covered it back up well with bark. 

Fingers-crossed that you will get some more finders soon. 

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