Introduction to Geocaching Workshop

Black Brook was the scene for the Introduction to Geocaching workshop at  Cape Breton Highlands National Park during Walking for the Wildlife weekend. Before the workshop, we were entertained by some incredible waves, sunny conditions and Still Brook Falls.  Black Brook Beach is rated as one of the top ten beaches in Canada by Canadian Geographic Magazine. 

Our instructor for the Introducing to Geocaching workshop was Ms. Angie Payne, a National Park interpeter with Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Ms. Payne indicates Geocaching is a worldwide phenomenon that involves participants with coordinates and a GPS unit to hide and find treasures. Cape Breton Highlands National Park are introducing geocaching to its visitors this year.

Ms Payne provide us with an introduction to GPS units, waypoints (coordinates) and then we were off to find five geocaching sites at Black Brook. I am pleased to say we found all five green boxes- thanks to our excellent instructor.  There will be two more geocaching events at Cape Breton Highlands National Park this year – with Geocaching Challenge weekend – July 17-19 and  a Geocaching workshop at MacIntosh Brook during the Hike the Highlands Festival, September 11-20.  Two important websites for geocachers are Atlantic Canada Geocaching Association and Geocaching – The Offical Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.

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