There always seemed to be something geocaching related going on in the month of October.
The first weekend of October started with a 30km hike event along the Blue Mountains section of the Bruce Trail (GCZZZG). The event saw 17 people come out and we are now 49.6% done of hiking the entire Brice Trail. Only 6 more years to go and we’ll be all done. Look for the next hike to be towards the end of April starting with the Beaver Valley section which we will hike in it’s entirety next year over 4 hikes.
The weekend of Oct 15/16 was Conservation Halton’s 3rd annual Fall Into Nature event where once again I was asked to help out to do geocaching demonstrations at Hilton Falls. Hilton Falls is always a nice place to visit with it’s beautiful waterfall and little known glacial pothole.
Then there was the monthly Golden Horseshoe Monthly Geocaching Club (GHMGC) group caching outing which saw 34 people attend and find over 35 caches as a group. It’s always nice to get together with fellow cachers, those that we have known for a long time and the ones we are meeting for the first time. The day was organized by nickjonh and was the start of our 3rd year of monthly group caching.
Finally the month ended with the 6th annual BFL Boot Camp (GC2YVBH) which saw 12 nighttime geocaches placed for the event. The theme was retro video games and the cache I placed was based on one of my favourite Apple IIe games, Wizardry. Once again many of the geocaches were taken to the next level and far beyond, bringing the geocacher many unique nighttime caching experiences. This year there were more than 200 cachers running around the woods of North Halton and surrounding areas with their flashlights, uv lights and lasers, many until the sun came up the next day. If you took part in this event, I would like to hear which your favourite cache of the night was.
Now November is hear and the month seems to be wide open for more geocaching adventures with family and friends.