Today's Friday Feature introduces Dean, a resident of Ontario, who started geocaching as a way to see new places. Below, Dean shares some of the places he has visited on his way to 600 caches.
Dan explains, "[Geocaching] has been taking us to some of the most amazing places. Like the first day, we ended up at the Serpent River Generating Station. Well, this marvel was just amazing. They've constructed a wooden pipe to travel almost one mile through the woods from a lake above to the generating station down below. It's 9 feet in diameter, basically a huge barrel with steel straps to hold the wood together. There are some leaks here and there but it is completely full of water at all times. It's up north of the highway a little ways, but never would have known about it if not for geocaching. Even the guy at the campground we stayed at nearby never heard of it."
"Yesterday we saw some beautiful waterfalls and a bridge that was built in the early 1900s just off the highway, but never would [have seen] it without a cache being placed there." Dan continues, "[We] saw some amazing beaches along Lake Huron, and there was not a soul around. And now today we were high above Lake Huron in Michigan, USA at Castle Rock. An amazing natural feature with an amazing view and history. Then we were at this old military museum. This place had so much history that it would take another lifetime just to digest. Then we were off to a cache I had no idea what it was about. Turns out it was some old army storage bunkers that took us back to another place and time."
Dean concludes, "These are just some of what a few days of geocaching can bring, and the reason why the more I geocache, the more I love it."
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