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Cherokee’s “Welcome Spring” Event
Saturday, May 16, 2009
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There haven't been many geocaching events in NW Iowa so tonedog52 and I
decided to host one. The headquarters for the event will be at the "Silver Sioux
County Park". It is located about 8 miles south of Cherokee on Highway 59 and then
about 2 miles west on gravel road "600th St." and the 1 mile north on Silver Sioux Road.
From Quimby go a mile east on Highway 31 and turn North (Left) on to Silver Sioux Road.
Watch for Silver Sioux signs,
The campground is approximately 2 miles. Silver Sioux Park encompasses about 160 acres.
The Little Sioux River and Silver Creek run through, or next to the park, thus the name.
The event will officially start at 07:00 on Saturday morning, May 16, and end early Sunday
morning, May 17. Silver Sioux has a very large barn that we will be using as our headquarters.
It is well suited to large groups and makes a great sheltered area to operate from and meet in.
Silver Sioux has 33 modern campsites @ $15/night including showers. This area is just
East of the barn. The county does not take reservations for camping but has agreed to set
aside a block of campsites for us.
There are 10 primitive campsites available with fire rings for $10/night including showers.
There is room for more tents but not with fire rings so no campfires at those sites.
The county has two other parks nearby with primitive only campsites with no shower
facilities. There are 15 of these are available for $5/night.
Please contact me (Wonder Boy) directly for more information on camping at the county parks.
Camping is also available at Spring Lake Park on the south side of Cherokee.
Reservations can be made there by calling 712-225-2715.
They have 40 modern campsites available @ $15/night including showers.
They have 35 tent sites available @ $5/night including showers.
The schedule of events is tentatively as follows.
|Registration & obtain the days cache information. 20 to 30 new permanent caches
and 20 to 30 temporary caches. Sticky rolls, coffee and juice (while it lasts).
||Important announcement concerning the temporary caches. Special evening door prize
will be awarded for the most temporary caches found. Issue "Temporary Cache Logging Cards".
||Geocaching 101 Course
||Lunch on your own.
||Meet back at park for check in and potluck supper. Start grilling @ 18:00. Hot dogs,
hamburgers and juice furnished for registered cachers. Please bring a salad, side dish
or dessert to share. Tentatively a geocoin able will be available for those of you who
want to buy, sell, trade, etc. geocoins.
||Drawing for Door Prizes. (Note 08:00 morning announcement.) Socializing
|Registration & obtain the days cache information. 20 to 30 new permanent caches. Sticky
rolls, coffee and juice (while it lasts). On your own. Cache the day away. Cherokee County
has over 100 caches already hidden so for those of you who haven't cached the area, there are
many caches for you to find.
||Tonedog52 is planning a float trip down the Little Sioux River from Wescott Park in Cherokee
to Silver Sioux Park on Sunday morning. We have three canoes available and the county has
six canoes and two kayaks available. He plans on having 20 to 30 new permanent caches along
the river. Since the river is unpredictable these caches may not be available for a long period of
time. This could be on opportunity to obtain some caches that may be harder to obtain later on
or not at all.
||Event officially closes.
We will have computers available to download information directly to your GPS, or we can put the information
on your flash drive. We will have CD's available, for $1.00, with the days cache information in a .gpx file. All
cache information will be managed with GSAK as a .gpx file, or any other file that GSAK can handle. If you have
an odd, unique or older GPS bring your data cable with you. If your not sure just bring your cable. We will have
the data available on paper as well.
I will try to update this page each Sunday until the event, or more often if needed.
Super 8 1-712-225-4278
Best Western La Grande Hacienda 1-712-225-5701 1-800-924-3765
Skyline Motel 1-712-225-2544
Wonder Boy firstname.lastname@example.org
01-31-09 Update: Being the gracious and generous person that he is, tonedog52 has decided to give
an ammo can to the first 50 registered cachers. If you cache under one name you will get one ammo
can. Also there has been quite an interest in the canoe trip on Sunday morning. Tonedog52 has found
8 more canoes to borrow. When the free ones are gone you will have to rent any additonal or bring
your own. So if you are interested be sure to contact him soon. WB
02-08-09: Movalleygal has graciously consented to host
the geocoin table. She has quite a collection of coins and
and I'm sure you will find them quite interesting.
03-13-09 Update. We have a number of people signed up for canoes. They are:
Deadwood Boys 1 Canoe
Iowa Admin 1 Kayak, Probably his own
HC@MC and Wonder Boy 1 canoe
Team XCountry Ski 2 canoes
5-4-Fun 2 canoes
Stlee 1 canoe
Tonedog52 and POM3 1 canoe
NVG 1 canoe and 1 Kayak
BumanFam 2 canoes
We have found out that much mail to tonedog52's yahoo account are not arriving.
If you have attempted to contact him at the yahoo account and received no answer please
try one of the other two.
Since the evening meal will be part potluck we would appreciate the following items.
Last name A-H Side dish
Last name J-Q Salad
Last name R-Z Desert
(No hints available.)
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:39:03 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:39 PM GMT)
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