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Real Life Treasure Hunting

Judith McLeod of Lethbridge, Alta., and her husband, Doug, have been geocaching for seven years. Jennifer McDougall of Mount Forest, Ont., and her family have been geocaching for three years. Both families find many reasons to go out geocaching in every season in all kinds of weather. Here are a few photos of their adventures which you can read about in the June/July issue of Our Canada.

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Tiny Cache

Tiny Cache

A miniature bird house, with a bison tube. – Judith McLeod

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Five Thousand Reasons

Five Thousand Reasons

Judith McLeod

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Cape Spear Lighthouse, N.L

Cape Spear Lighthouse, N.L

The Cape Spear Lighthouse, N.L. – there was a cache here on the most easterly tip of Canada. – Judith McLeod

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Earth Cache

Earth Cache

Red Rock Coulee in Alberta has two caches, a traditional cache and an earth cache.  An earth cache has no log book or container to find.  Instead, you usually have to answer questions regarding the topography or take a picture of the area, and submit the requirements to the cache owner for the cache to be marked as a “find.” – Judith McLeod

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Winter Fun

Winter Fun

This is our niece, Meagan McLeod, in central Alberta.  It was -27 C. when we set off to spend the day caching.  Caching in the snow isn’t the easiest as a lot of caches end up buried or frozen, but we did well this day and found several. – Judith McLeod

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Prairie Winds Geocoin

Prairie Winds Geocoin

One part of geocaching is setting up your own caches. We have set out close to 100, plus with the help of another geocaching couple, we have set up the “Prairie Winds Adventure Trail” in southern Alberta. This is a series of more than 50 caches that brings visitors to interesting places such as Red Rock Coulee and the windmill museum in Etzikom. If a cacher finds at least 40 of these caches, they earn a Prairie Winds geocoin. – Judith McLeod

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Cache 500

Cache 500

Jeff and Jen with their 500th cache. – Jennifer McDougall

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On the Hunt

On the Hunt

Jeff, Gavin & Rebekah searching in the woods. – Jennifer McDougall

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Getting Close!

Getting Close!

Gavin & Rebekah near “Ground Zero” (cache location). – Jennifer McDougall

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Travel Bugs

Travel Bugs

Rebekah near the wind turbines geocache in Arthur, Ontario with two travel bugs. – Jennifer McDougall

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Lunch in the Caves

Lunch in the Caves

Gavin, Jen & Rebekah at “Lunch in the Caves” geocaching event in Rockwood, Ont. – Jennifer McDougall