Our first destinations were located in Watershed Park. There were two caches there, and both had been most recently discovered in March 2014, so we felt confident that they would still be there. It was very exciting to get closer and closer to the cache. The app tells you how many meters away from the site you are; it also has a compass that tells you what direction to go.
We veered off the main path and took a smaller, single file trail in the forest. It was quite twisty, and we were probably wandering around on this -too narrow- trail for about half an hour before we found our way back to the main trail. The kids were troopers- not worried about stepping over dead logs, or having to push back small branches.
We made a rule that if someone found it, they had to do their best not ruin it for the others. That is a hard trick to learn for kids, but by the second cash they had perfected it! There was lots of excitement once we had found it; even a little bit of fighting over who would get to open it, and who would get first choice of trading treasure.
Over all it was a wonderful experience. We will definitely do it again. In fact, I think the kids are all motivated to try and create a new treasure spot of our own, for others to find.
|We FOUND it!!!|
|Theo writing in the tiny enclosed book.|
|Theo took a jewel and left a Canuck key chain.|
|We had stop and look at the slugs!|
|On the way back to the car; everyone very content and hungry from all that walking!|