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GeocacheAlaska!: It's been more than four weeks since this event was held, so it's time to archive it to keep it from appearing in cachers' pocket queries. The course materials may be found at the GeocacheAlaska! website on the education [b][url=]page.[/url][/b] Many thanks to all the experienced cachers who turned out to help the newcomers to our hobby.


Intro to Geocaching - Summer 2010, Session #2

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Hidden : Saturday, 12 June 2010
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GeocacheAlaska! is teaming up with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Parks and Recreation department to provide and introduction to outdoor adventure through geocaching.  This is session #2 of 2.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

10:00 a.m.-Noon

Kincaid Park Outdoor Center (Chalet)

Geocaching is a healthily addictive outdoor hide-and-seek adventure game played with global positional system (GPS) receivers.  Enthusiasts from GeocacheAlaska!, Inc. will instruct a two-part clinic on Geocaching with an initial classroom training session on June 5 followed by an outdoor field session on June 12.  Participants provide their own GPS.  These sessions are for all ages.  The cost is $15 payable to the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). The MOA contact is Margaret Timmerman at 343-4217.

The indoor classroom session (Intro to Geocaching - Summer 2010, Session #1, GC28FYE ) included an overview of finding geocaches online, loading coordinates into GPS units, and preparing to go afield in search of the cache itself. Gear, travel bugs, geocoins and other aspects of the game were discussed, as well as "etiquette" of the game and good land stewardship practices.

This session will help new cachers gain confidence navigating across Kincaid Park's 1,400 acre "backcountry" in search of the many geocaches hidden in the park.  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!  Participants must bring a handheld GPS unit (a team can share), spare batteries, outdoor footwear & clothing suitable for a blustery fall day at windy Kincaid Park.  Geocaching is an all-weather all-season outdoor activity involving the entire familyand well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome to come along.

The Northwest Trails mapset includes the Kincaid Park trails. Loading the mapset into your GPS will be helpful for navigating to the caches.

PLEASE NOTE - All travel bugs and geocoins in this event listing are placed by members of GeocacheAlaska! for training purposes. We prefer any TBs brought to the event be placed in Kincaid Park caches before or after the event, rather than logging them into this training session - Thanks!

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