Pathtag Prototype (Enlarged)
Oak Woods Shelter
9:00 a.m. - Ledges Temporary (Kid-friendly) Caches become available
and will be available throughout the day (Download at Oak Woods Shelter)
11:00 a.m. - Arrive at Oak Woods Shelter
- Sign log - (required to receive credit for the event)
- Receive event pathtag
- Register for door prizes
11:30 a.m. - Introductions
- Group photo
- Door prize drawings
12:00 noon - Potluck meal
12:30 p.m. - Live Music - “First Born Son”
- Pathtag trading session
1:00 p.m. - Downloads for nearby “Iowa 5-Terrain Challenge” series
- Downloads for nearby “Kate Shelley Series”
- Cache to your heart’s content - or - hang around as long
as you like. The band will play until about 1:30
- The Oak Woods Shelter is ours for the entire day (from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.). Feel free to hang around as long as you like. A member of Team Displaced Minnesotans will be on hand most of the day to provide directions, answer any questions, and distribute 5-Terrain prize tags to cachers who accomplish the grueling 5-Terrain Challenge by 10:00 p.m.
Ledges is a great place for an event, located between Boone and the Iowa Arboretum where numerous caches of all types are already in place. There are more than 100 caches within a ten mile radius of the park. Plus, Ledges is home to one the oldest caches in Iowa (Forgotten Monument, currently Iowa's 3rd oldest active cache).
Along with the festivities, the meal will be picnic/potluck style. Attendees are asked to bring their own drinks and a dish or two to share. There are grills available, but you will need to bring your own meat and grill it too. The team will provide paper plates, napkins and cups.
There will be several temporary caches placed along the trails throughout the park. These will be "kid-friendly" caches, and those nearest the shelter area will be well stocked with kid-friendly swag. You will be able to log these temporary caches online through a permanent "logger" cache.
We have found a family-friendly local band (First Born Son), who will play a few songs for us.
We will use this event to debut the team's "5 Terrain Challenge," a series of caches rated 1x5 to 5x5 that can fill the 5 terrain column of your difficulty/terrain grid. Those who complete all 10 caches in that series, will earn a path tag specially made for completing the challenge. (there you go, Weasel). These caches will be as challenging as they sound, but our area also has numerous caches with lower terrain ratings.
5 Terrain Pathtag (Enlarged)
There will be one other new cache series that should be posted shortly before the event.
We encourage all area cachers to consider putting out new caches near the time of the event. If you decide not to put out new ones, please consider checking on your caches and at least changing the logs if they are full. We also have several door prizes in mind but we won't turn down any contributions/donations.
Series GC codes
In case you lost your cache series sheets and still need to log the temporary caches, Kate Shelley series caches, or the 5-Terrain caches, here are the GC codes to help you find their pages online.
Temporary caches can all be logged on the “2010 Geo-Adventure Logger Cache” - GC26CHR
Kate Shelley series GC codes are : GC289GM, GC289JB, GC289KY, GC289MX, GC289N9, GC289P1
5 - Terrain Challenge series GC codes are : GC26E4Z, GC26E59, GC26E5N, GC27CJ8, GC26E54, GC27CKX, GC26E5Z, GC27CMY, GC27CPP, GC1XFBY
All of these caches are now published and available for logging online.
Links To Area Info
Ledges Schematic Map
We will add more details as the day draws closer. Please sign up and let us know how many to plan for.