Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Riverside - OU0329

 Quick Park and Grab

Hidden by  Coffee Peddlers

N 42° 56.125' W 81° 25.286' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 11 September 2011
 Date Created: 12 September 2011
 Last Modified: 12 September 2011
 Waypoint: OU0329


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
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2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Quick Cache Kid Friendly Thorns In the Woods Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Thus far my hides have involved a short hike with a significant bushwack. So for my third hide I thought I make a quick park n grab. It's still out in the country Cool I have not brought myself to hide a cache in the city YET! London has some really great green spaces so there will be some coming soon.


There is a spot to park just after the bridge and the cache is a short walk down the path.  

Additional Hints   Decrypt

Ernyyl qb abg arrq bar. OHG urer vg vf, nobhg 6z bss gur genvy hc gur uvyy... ybbx qbja.



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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 06 September 2017 Recommendation Norshley Found it

Searched high and low along the bank and came up blank. Thought for sure that it had disappeared or been muggled since the last find nearly 2 years ago. 

Was inspired to keep searching for the dirt-coloured box at ground level by Bon Echo's log and suddenly Woohoo! There it was! In pristine dry condition. Pretty good swag inside. 

Second to find and log, in 6 years. This one is a great hide, well-camoed, yet in plain view.

1 24 December 2015 Bon Echo Found it

I don't know what's worse: the fact that this is the first log to this cache in the 1565 days since this cache was first placed by the founder of OpenCaching Canada (if I understand correctly the history of this site)....or the fact that we are not actually the first to find!

On to my story: the three Coffee Peddlers cachers around London have been on my to do list for some time, since really getting into OCNA earlier this year. We stop in, or pass through London a number of times each year. Today it was the annual trip to pick up a family member in London for Christmas, and a little extra time combined with record-breaking warm temps for Christmas Eve meant a perfect time to stop for one of those caches. It was a toss up between this one or the River View cache. This cache was less out-of-the-way and sounded easier to reach, but I was doubtful about finding it given the clue and elapsed time since last heard from. So I was planning to do the other one, but in the end we found ourselves west of London.

Upon arriving on scene and taking a look at the area, I was convinced the cache was gone. There was a bunch of small shrubby trees and a lot of broken and buried concrete on steep slope. Signs of fresh digging by some critter. No where to tuck a cache into. We tried approaching "GZ" from several angles and just couldn't see anywhere to securely hide a cache. Surely the cache had tumbled down the hill long ago, perhaps knocked down the hill by some animal or more likely pushed down the hill by the heavy snowfall of the last couple winters. And soon the kids lost interest in the search and were more interested in getting mud all over their clothes down near the river. I stood near GZ, just looking but not really seeing anywhere to hide a cache. And that when I notice the cache, sitting there, right there in the open, painted just the right shade of brown to match the dirt of the hill, partially covered in leaves...and in really great condition. Opened it up to see contents in great shape, dry, and the log sheet...signed? Well, not exactly signed, but dated: "Found on Oct 25, 2014" it read. Found? Found! By who? My guess is it was just found by accident, and the finder followed the instructions and wrote that on the log sheet.

This was the only geocache we found today (we also found two letterboxes on-route to London), passing by a few thousand groundspeak caches along the way. It's just not the same. It's a whole different game, almost. Geocaching is fun because you find something hiding, something everyone else overlooks but you know about the secret hiding place. Except hundreds of other cachers in the area also know about it, the site is visited many times each month, there's a well-worn trail...found it - surprised? Not really. But when you get to find a cache that few care to find, and know one really knows if it's going to even be there - it's just different. So thanks London-area cachers for ignoring this one.  Merry Christmas.

Looking forward to those other two Coffee Peddlers caches! Maybe they're still there, maybe their gone. But it's worth the hunt. Because it's not about the numbers.

Riverside Cache - the cache as we found it Riverside Cache - not FTF Riverside Cache - a view of the river 1 Riverside Cache - a view of the river 2