Today’s geocache was hidden back in 2012. It was about 60 metres from where I was petting-sitting on base this weekend. But because the backyard is fenced off, I had to find another way in; and it was a seemingly super long trek around because it was so darn cold. (I saw the extreme temperature warning this weekend on Lakleand Connect).
I needed motivation to get outside and I got it from another local geocacher; very thankful for the company and an insider’s look on how to get around the fence. We found ourselves walking down some streets on the base and then veering off onto a well used skidoo/quad trail. The walk got harder when we went into the woods; the snow was knee-deep in many places. You couldn’t see all the trees that were on the ground, but I definitely tripped or slipped on all of them; didn’t fall though. The hint for this cache was “spiced up camo”. I was looking too high to find it; but after a hint where the area was, I found it nestled quite comfortably in a different set of lower trees. It was surprisingly dry and easy to open. I signed the log and took the search and rescue pin that was inside (my mom collects pins).
This geocache is one in a series that celebrates the return of the Royal Canadian Air Force on August 12, 2011. The owner of this cache provided this history:
409 Night Fighter Squadron was created in England on 17 June 1941, and remained in England until 24 August 1944 when the unit moved to France. July 1945 saw the squadron disbanded in the Netherlands.