This year the Explore the Bruce Team didn’t add any items to the boxes because our Adventurers have already done the job for us! Check out this map to find all of the Trinkets in Bruce County.
If you’re to beginner geocaching, here’s what it’s all about – it is a treasure hunt style of game where you use a GPS to hide as well as find caches. Caches are waterproofed boxes that contain cool trinkets and a logbook where you write when you were there. You are also invited to take one of the trinkets in the box and replace it with your own trinket. For a more detailed explanation, here is a great page on what Geocaching in Southern Ontario is all about.
For our first time Adventures, here is how you decode the encrypted Geocache clues.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
How TO Click (expandable bracket)
The trick to decoding is to divide the alphabet in half and exchange letters based on the encrypted clues given. Example:
T can be exchanged for the letter above, which is G
B can be exchanged for the letter below, which is O
When you completely decode the clue, it will provide specific information on the location of the Geocache.
TBBQ YHPX = GOOD LUCK
GPS devices are available at all Bruce County Library Branches (18 GPS devices total). They can be borrowed with a library card (you can attain a library card with proof of temporary address in Bruce County and proof of permanent ‘home’ address).
Enjoy the treasure hunt with the Adventure Passport!