Category Archives: Geocaching

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Selective Geocaching Ban

We were notified earlier this week that effective June 1, 2013 the Bruce Trail Conservancy has selectively banned physical geocaches along 12% of the Bruce Trail.   Only lands owned or directly managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy are affected. … Continue reading

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Beginner’s GPS for Geocachers

The world of handheld GPS receivers can be quite confusing, both before and after buying one. So here’s an attempt to narrow down the choices for beginning geocachers… Your smartphone If you have a smartphone, it’s a great place to … Continue reading

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OGA Zones

Ontario is a very large province.  Since inception the OGA has maintain executive positions for 5 regions within the province.  Each region is also has regional representatives that can assist with local initiatives.    To give you a better sense … Continue reading

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Essential Gear

The results of a facebook survey indicate that 98% of all geocachers have at some point cached at night.  Sometimes that’s on purpose, they are looking for a night cache and other times the desire for one more find outweighed … Continue reading

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Epic 14 State Weekend Roadtrip

On Sunday, November 4, a group of Ontario geocachers undertook a 25-hour geocaching adventure and found geocaches in 14 US states in a single day. The cachers were lulu_zulu, gr812nv, and myself, Norshley, from London, and bruce iroquoia from Hamilton. The … Continue reading

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More Cooperation Needed

The OGA executive continues to work with land managers on behalf of our members.  Shiloh Schmidt (Treknschmidt) presented to about 28 representatives from trail clubs all over Ontario. Some of the clubs were receptive to geocaching but many were not. … Continue reading

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Discover Lennox & Addington Recap

The largest event in August was surely the Discover Lennox & Addington County event that took place in Bath, Ontario.   Over 300 people attended the event.   Not quite enough for mega status but they are getting close. You … Continue reading

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OGA Day Events

In less than two weeks a series of events will happen across the province on what we have dubbed OGA Day.  This year that falls on August 11th.   We’d like to thank the hosts of the following six OGA … Continue reading

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Ontario Poison Plants

Before geocaching I had heard of poison ivy, who hadn’t, but I’d never heard of giant hogweed or wild parsnip.  Lucky for me I never had to worry about these plants before I learned about them.   Contact with any … Continue reading

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Ontario Reviewers Revealed

After much speculation the two most recent Ontario reviewers were revealed at this past weekend’s  COG Spring Fling event. The five geocaching.com volunteer reviewers for Ontario, as of right now are: Reviewer name – Player name CacheDrone – The Blue … Continue reading

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