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GAG29 - A Cache Story
« on: September 03, 2021, 18:02:59 »

 The quest for caches across the Nation's Capital is on again and we're counting on you to join in on the adventure, because "Adventure is out there!"


Most of you seasoned adventurers already know how this works, but for those of you who say, "I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now," or for the ones who've completed so many quests that now have a hard time remembering that, “You are a toy!,” here is what you need to know:

At 6:00 PM on the 25th after a LONG day of caching, we will meet at Vincent-Massey park near the intersection of Heron Road and Riverside Drive (posted coordinates). BBQ pits (filled with hot coals) and maybe some more modern contraptions will be available to grill whatever you choose to bring. Yes, in order to keep costs down for everyone, it is a bring your own food and drinks event!
IMPORTANT NOTE : no alcoholic beverages allowed in Vincent-Massey park.

Event Guidelines

Everyone who wishes to participate in this event should head out to find as many GAG29 caches as they can from 6:00 p.m., Friday until 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Don't get caught starting before 6:00 p.m. or you will be the victim of much taunting and ridicule!

If you want to contribute by creating a cache (that is totally optional and up to you, keep in mind that all the usual cache listing guidelines apply and that you will have to maintain the cache afterwards, it is not just for the duration of the event), between now and September 25th, hide a cache in the Ottawa area. Please don't wait until the last minute; give the reviewers plenty of time to post all caches and our volunteers time to create a bookmark list. If you plan on placing a large number of caches for the event, submit the cache pages for all of the caches at least ten days in advance of the release date. Leave a "note to reviewer" indicating that the cache is to be released on Wednesday September 22nd. All caches placed for the event will be published no earlier than Wednesday afternoon, and no later than Friday afternoon September 24th, so you can plan your routes and solve any puzzles.

Please help with cache identification by prefacing your cache name with GAG29, i.e. "GAG29 - I Shall Call Him Squishy!"
No space between GAG and 29.

When submitting your cache, leave a reviewer note asking them to place the cache in the HOLD FOR GAG29 PUBLICATION file for publication en masse with the other GAG29 caches on Wednesday September 22nd.

You may want to consider hiding just one cache to keep the work down for the reviewers. Also, if you're placing a multi-cache and/or puzzle, be sure to use the "additional waypoints" feature on the cache creation page to allow reviewers quicker access to determining boundary limitations. The quicker they can get their job done, the more likely your cache will get published in time for the event. Note that most people want to find many caches during a GAG event, so multi-caches and/or puzzles that take several hours to solve are not usually very popular. If you're planning a long multi make it explicit in the cache description. Also, has added several new attribute icons for caches. Please make good use of the attributes on your cache page to help everyone during the hunt. Use the appropriate attributes (winter-friendly or not, how long a hike, etc). In particular, caches with terrain 1 should have the "wheelchair accessible" attribute.

Have any ideas to add to this event? Looking to volunteer some time to help? Have event related questions?
Please send us an email through the "Canada's Capital Cachers GAG Committee" profile page at and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

All caches will be listed as a bookmark link on the event page just prior to the event.

* DO NOT * bring swag / door prizes. There will be a few door prizes awarded to attendees, but unlike previous GAG events, there will NOT be prize tables or tickets for general swag trading.

Please post a "will attend" note on the event page indicating if you can make it and how many will be in your party.

Happy hiding and seeking! See you on the 25th or on the trails....

« Last Edit: September 03, 2021, 19:04:30 by model12 »

At least I'm consistent, about half the time...