VfAk48LJJrNcB1QnPEmU1bJ7a18 Geocache on: CCARS12


Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Well it was a great day of geocaching on Saturday! We did 21 caches in just under 12 hours including a couple that were not part of the CCARS12 new releases. We met up at Carburn Park in the Southeast where we spent about 90 minutes doing a trash pickup (also known as a CITO or Cache In Trash Out). If you are ever looking for a park for a family outing this is a nice destination. There are lots of picnic tables, a pond with ducks in it, a river to walk along or wade in and some nice caches to hunt down. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk along the riverbank looking for garbage and were quite impressed not to find all that much to pick up. We found our first cache in the park and, because it was not a CCARS12 cache we were able to look for it before the noon opening of the event.

We did several caches in the south of Calgary in areas I had never been before and this reminded us how caching can take you to places you might have missed even in your own city. And it is certainly a great way to get to know a city you have just moved to.

We looked for a cache called Pirates of the Elbow Treasure Chest and were rewarded with these amazing views. This was just South of the Glenmore Athletic Park and North of the Glenmore Reservoir. There were some steep climbs involved in finding this treasure chest but we came up with the goods and the kids enjoyed their loot!

Just West of this cache is the Weaselhead Natural Area and we saw herons, geese and a few deer down on the flats as we looked for a Murder in the Park cache and Rowlf the Dog cache.

One of our favourite caches of the day was called Go Fish and required us to actually fish the cache out of its hiding spot. Even the grown ups enjoyed this and we had to use our ingenuity to create a fishing device from what we had with us.

Did any of you take part in CCARS12? Have you done Caching events in other cities? Let me know what your favourite events have been. I'll share more of our big cache day later this week.


  1. Wow! 21 in one day, now thats alot. I may have to try a day of geocaching without the kids. You highlighted one of my favourite things about geocaching - the wonderful natural places it leads you to and the awesome scenery. Jamie

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