23-Jun-2007 -- Well it was an interesting day. I was actually on a geocaching adventure searching out a historic geocache # GC10000. The 1st cache of the 7 digit series (see www.geocaching.com for more info) As I was en-route I noticed a geocache very close to this CP. Without hesitation I took advantage of this moment to log both the geocache and to visit my second CP. What a great opportunity.
The weather today was great and the vegetation was a lush green in color. The water levels of the stream was low which permitted me to stand directly on top of the CP.
The CP it self is only 60m off the Hockley Rd. Access into the area is very easy and there is a small path to help gain access. There are a few old cedar stumps and logs around but they can easily be avoided.
I had lost my cell phone in the area today but after a couple hours of searching I found it where I hopped over the ditch on my way into the CP. This CP is located on the Niagara Escarpment. The Niagara Escarpment is the most prominent topographical feature of the southern part of Ontario, Canada's most populous province.
The largely forested corridor which defines the Escarpment is 725 km in length and passes through the most heavily developed region of Canada. It is also an area with a rich agricultural heritage; agricultural production ranges from vineyards, tender fruit and mixed farming in the south to apples and beef cattle further north. More info can be found at www.escarpment.org. This area is also close to a fantastic hiking trail system that extends for hundreds of miles known as the Bruce Trail. With 845 km of Main Trail and 430 km of Side Trails along the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail is stocked with scenic vistas, gentle valleys, towering cliffs, and spectacular waterfalls. The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath, provides the only public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada.
So needless to say this CP offers the outdoor enthusiast with much more than a quick stop in the woods. Much more indeed.