Sunday was a beautiful late summer day, perfect for leading two other (fairly new to geocaching) families along the 5 km loop at Arethusa Cirque in the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis Country. With six adults and seven youngsters between the ages of 4 and 13 in the group, there was a very broad range of hiking experience and capability. We kept up a slow but steady pace, stopping several times to search for caches in our GC1E8Y3 Arethusa Adventure series, check out fossils spotted along the trail, enjoy the views, and snap photos.
C & K wait on the main trail while the rest of us search for the first stage of the multi-cache.
Well-preserved end section of a horn coral fossil
This small chunk of rock contains many horn coral fossils
C used the timer feature on his Canon G9 to snap this group photo at our lunch stop
K led the way across a wide scree section enroute to the third stage of our multi-cache
The boys reached stage 3 first and undertook a group search for the cache container
While we paused at stage 3 to enjoy snacks, we were visited by a few of the 30+ Rocky Mountain sheep we spotted on the hillsides