N 045° 39.415”, W 079° 38.87”
| E 0605341, N 5056829 |
Treasure Hunting at Woodland Echoes
See, Learn and Stay Awhile"
you own a "G.P.S." (Global Position System Unit) or not, plan
to try to find prize caches at. Woodland
Echoes.You're invited to Woodland
Echoes to try geocacheing. It is a fun-filled treasure
hunt: easy to learn, easy to do! The "experience" has several
rewards including chances to win prizes. It
is free and can be done alone or with a group.Surround
yourself in the beauty and heritage of the Magnetawan area, while "exploring"
natural and community attractions. Find interesting and informative
stories at each cache that highlights the natural and cultural heritage
of the area. There are several caches; some easy to find, others more
challenging; you choose!
Geocaching was born in May 2000 when 24
satellites around the globe were activated,instantly making
GPS (Global Positioning System) pinpoint accurate. One curious
owner of a handheld GPS unit decided to test the accuracy of
the system by hiding a bucket filled with inexpensive items
and a logbook. He recorded the exact location and challengedother
GPS users to find the cache. The only rule was to take something,
leave something and record the visit in the logbook. And modern
treasure hunting was born with active caches in 221 countries.
New to GEO caching?Link to Live Caches
What you need
not sure what geocaching is about have a look
at this! to see what others say
is GPS Treasure Hunting?
GPS treasure hunt combines the navigation of a handheld Global Positioning
System receiver and the excitement of a treasure hunt, all within
the great outdoors. A cache is a hiding place for the treasure and
the GPS unit is used to find on the ground where the cache (treasure)
is located.There are 3 types of caches :1. Virtual( where you look
for some key word in a sign)2. Multi level cache where you have to
find clues at several locations before you can find the cache 3. Live
Cache ( where you find the traditional box or bucket with prizes,
For more general information go to www.geocaching.com
as one example. If you are using this page to locate cache locations
in this area, you can enter our postal code in their search box. ours
is P0A 1P0.There are about 18 caches in the Magnetawan area.
If you want a PDF
file showing the caches in our area click here
to down load, so when you head out you will have the clues to
finding the caches. The level of difficulty to find the caches is
listed with each clue. Note they are changing all the time. Be sure
to check back frequently to find more caches.
is how it works:
What you need:
Here is what
- An interest
in the outdoors
- A note pad
- Access to the
Internet You can use our free high speed access to record your finds!
- A GPS or Compass
(If you do not have one, WOODLAND ECHOES
has one available to rent. We will provide instruction)
- A list of the
- A number of
small gifts to exchange for ones now in the caches
out the clues to finding the caches, you can do this at home
before you come to WOODLAND ECHOES.
For a small fee, we have a computer with Internet access if you
want to check sites and clues here or bring your lap top and use
our free wireless Internet access.
- Go out and find
- Record your
name, leave a prize and take a prize.
- If you have
a digital camera take photos of your adventure
- Go to the Geocaching.com
web site and record your experiences and up load your photos
- HAVE FUN!!!
Treasure Hunting at Woodland Echoes
you register at WOODLAND ECHOES
pick up a list of clues and learn to use a GPS to locate hidden caches
where you'll find stories and prizes. The more caches you find, the
more chances you have to exchange prizes. Each guest receives instruction
in the use of a GPS as well as a book of clues for where to look for
caches. At the same time, enjoy our resort accommodation and free
use of canoes, paddle boats, mountain bikes and hiking trails.
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