Back in May, 2012, GeoGuider and GeoGuider74 hid a 1.5/5 difficultly level (1 is the easiest) geocache in Bonnyville. I found it this weekend when I was in Bonnyville, near Jessie Lake. (155 people had found it prior to me). According to their geocaching site, Guiding in Bonnyville has been going on since May of 1938.
I found the camouflaged cache hanging under a gigantic spruce tree. As I swept aside the branches, and walked closer to the trunk, I could hear the branches falling to the ground behind me. When I spun around, I was surrounded by long spruce boughs. It felt like I was camping under the canopy of the tree (along with a thousand mosquitoes). After I signed the log book, and looked at the toy lizards and superheroes inside, I found my way out and went to the next huge tree. Jessie Lake walking trail has many breathtaking trees to appreciate. As I got closer to the water, I heard ducks, so I went to the gazebo to watch them. When I looked up, I saw a bird nest on the ceiling rafters. Looking straight ahead, I saw a variety of noisy water fowl in blue water. To my left, I saw green water. Some of the birds didn’t mind swimming in the algae-tinged waters. I also read the interpretative signs that were alongside the path.
This cache came with a brief history lesson too; something I always appreciate reading.