Introduction to Caching/Turtle Fest 2007
Saturday, 23 June 2007
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Learn how to geocache during the Turtle Fest 2007 (taught by local geocachers) at the Chalet in Turtle River State Park, North Dakota.
Bring your friends, your family, or just yourself to the Turtle Fest and learn about Geocaching. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it with you. If you do not don’t worry, a limited number of handheld GPS units will be available for use as you learn how to find geocaches hidden around the park’s trail system. Members of The Red River Geocachers will provide personal lessons in GPS use, and will be on hand throughout the area to ensure your success in finding the geocaches. Experience this fast-growing game that's paced for outdoor users of all ages and abilities, and see some of the 'treasures' that you might find in a geocache.
Experienced cachers can enjoy the camaraderie of the fellow cachers and get the coordinates of a new cache placed especially for them as part of this event.
We begin at 11 AM indoors at the chalet, learning to find geocaches online, load coordinates into GPS units, and prepare to go a field in search of the cache itself. Gear, travel bugs, geocoins and other aspects of the game will be covered. Take-home handouts will be available.
At about 11:30 we'll move outdoors with GPS units in hand to begin our journey of discovery... ending with the 'find' of an actual geocache located close nearby the chalet. A team of experienced field assistants will be on hand to ensure everyone gets as much personal attention as necessary to make their first geocaching expedition a success! Our training session will be completed around noon.
Participants should wear footwear & clothing suitable for a hike down the park’s beautiful trails. Geocaching is an all-weather all-season outdoor activity involving the entire family.
There will be many other activities going on throughout the park all day. Make sure and come early and stay late. Don’t forget the pig roast either.
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