CBHNP Geocaching Weekend – A Success
Cape Breton Highlands National Park 1st Annual Geocaching weekend held July 17-19 was a great success attracting 50 plus geocachers to the National Park. Friday evening featured a meet and greet along with a Geocaching presentations by Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association and Hiking safety by Hike the Highlands Festival.
On Saturday morning, many of the geocahers were at the Cheticamp Visitor centre bright and early to get the co-ordinates of the five geocaches in the Cape Breton National Park. The first hike and geo cache was Acadien trail – 8.4 km return. It certainly got the heart pumping as it was up the mountain. Incredible views at the top – highly recommend to take your camera. I met a hiker from Ontario who was here for his vacation and then heading to Gros Morne for the last part. We shared stories and camera tips along the hike.
The next geocache was at Benjies Lake followed by MacIntosh Brook, Jack Pine and Freshwater Lake. By mid-afternoon after finding all five caches and answers to the questions I was off to the Ingonish Visitor Centre to proudly collect my geocaching coin. This was my first geocaching event and I enjoyed meeting people and learning more about my GPS unit ( thanks Lisa and Nelson) and the sport of geocaching. Thanks to Ms. Angie Payne, CBHNP and AGCA, the organizers for a great event .