Following yesterday's list of Six Geocaching Essentials, today's Friday Feature brings us on a real-life geocaching adventure. Read as Dean and his son trek around Ontario's McGregor Bay and Lake Huron in search of the Frazer Hill Geocache.
"Last summer we decided to do a geocache, Frazer Hill Geocache. It consisted of a 100km car ride, then a 14km boat ride and then a 800M hike up a 500M mountain. I went with my son and 2 dogs." To navigate the various routes, Dean brought along his 60Csx GPS.
The Garmin 60CSx is a popular outdoor and marine GPS. Encased in a waterproof and rugged housing, the 60CSx has removable mircoSD card for detailed mapping memory. Ideal for geocaching, the unit's highly sensitive GPS receiver is able to find a signal even in dense foliage or deep canyons. The 60Csx also provides extremely accurate elevation data because of its barometric altimeter.
With his GPS in hand, Dean and his son began their adventure. Dean describes the trip from start to finish, "The car ride was a beautiful scenic ride through the heart of Rainbow Country. The boat ride was along the North Channel of Lake Huron and the hike was up the Quartzite Mountains. Our trusty GPS guided us all the way from home right to the cache. We had lunch atop the mountain with a beautiful view looking towards Manitoulin Island on one side and McGregor Bay on the other."
When reflecting back on the geocache, Dean fondly describes it as "one of the best days my son and I have ever had...like I said, without the GPS and Geocaching, we would of never knew about this place so close to home."
For more of Dean's scenic pictures, read his original post.
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