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Rideau Trail Maps available as pdfs
« on: August 07, 2012, 10:10:44 »
I finally found "Pork-U-pine" by Tick & Nammie http://coord.info/GC1355 this weekend. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to finding this cache. It's a nice hike and not all that far from Ottawa, but it's good to get one of the older existing caches in the area onto the 'found' list at last.

We discovered that the cache description is now misleading! The Rideau Trail has been re-routed in that area and no longer passes close by the cache location. I knew that the route is fluid and capable of changing from one year to another, but this change has rendered Nick and Tammy's instructions useless! The Rideau Trail in this area goes nowhere near the cache anymore. Even more confusing is that the trail markers are still up all along the old route! It wasn't until I checked the maps and the more recent logs that I realized what had happened. Unfortunately I don't think the cache description will get updated, they're not very active anymore.

All this to say that the Rideau Trail Association has up to date maps available on their website at http://rideautrail.org/maps/ and since the trail is always changing it's a good idea to refer to the site if you plan a hike on the trail.

Cheers,

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