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Battlefield Park Opencache - OU090D

 Located where the Battle of Stoney Creek occurred in 1814

Hidden by  Bon Echo

N 43° 12.867' W 79° 46.060' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 31 August 2015
 Date Created: 01 September 2015
 Last Modified: 27 January 2018
 Waypoint: OU090D


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 2 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
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0 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Quick Cache Kid Friendly Bring Your Own Pen In the Woods Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

Yes,  a micro in the woods (actually, it's now a bit bigger than a micro). Sorry, that's what I had with me to hide and besides, despite that fact that the American and British forces met here in battle 200 years ago, the forest just isn't that mature and there are not a lot of hiding places for a larger cache. But you'll find it. Just don't go searching on the first weekend in June, you might get shot by a musket (not really) - that's when the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek takes place. The park gets very busy and there is an admission fee on that weekend. The park is rather quite for much of the rest of the year. I recommend that you visit on the first weekend in May (Doors Open Hamilton weekend) - then you will be able to tour the Gage farmhouse and maybe even see inside the Battlefield Monument.

Cache is a small nalgene plastic bottle. Please bring a pen and ensure the cache is not visible from the trail

There is another geoache less than 70 feet from this one, and listed on the groundspeak site: GC3QZJ1; I found that cache last spring (2014), and didn't realize I was so close when I placed this one. That one is much harder to get to, 50-70 feet off the trail, a bison tube 12' up in a tree, visible from the ground and only available to premium gc members. My cache is a larger plastic bottle, concealed, at ground level, right off the trail, and freely available for anyone to find. I can't image the two ever being confused. 

Cache maintenance log:

31 August 2015 - Cache hidden and published on OCNA.

22 April 2016 - Cache replaced with a slightly larger container.

October 2016 - Cache checked, all is well.

December 2017 - seems some users found this one and signed it.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 1x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 2x      New Log Entry

1 05 January 2019 melindaandben Found it

Found it. Good one. Tftc.


Almost logged it as cjs cache but caught or mistake just in time.


Ftf yay! Left small diamond

3 22 April 2016 Bon Echo Comment

Stopped by and replaced this cache with something a bit larger - making it a small by the groundspeak definition (100 ml - 1L), but just barely. It's a small nalegene bottle, probably 125 ml. Forgot to bring the BIT cache that I intend to hide in this park, so I have a good reason to return again soon.

3 04 September 2015 Bon Echo Comment

I updated the description. The two caches are so very different it's hard to image them being confused. I didn't realize the 300' rule applies to distance between OCNA caches and other cache hides. That really changes things since the geocaching landscape is already quite saturated with hides. I avoid hidding caches when I think there is a chance of them being confused with other nearby hides (either by distance or by contain sizer or hide style), but keeping 300' from any gc cache is going to be difficult in practically all interesting locations around here.