Come to Mankato for an opportunity to meet a few of your fellow geocachers for a day of new geoadventures, camaraderie, exercise, and some good old fashion fun. The caches will be placed in a few of our favorite city parks and along the biking/walking trails of Mankato and Lower North Mankato.
There have been 15 permanent and 15 temporary caches placed for this event. The permanent caches will be available on geocaching.com after 4:00PM on the day of the event.
While the emphasis of this GeoFest is biking and hiking, you will be able to drive and park near the cache locations. Since these caches are not P&Gs, a short walk will be required to retrieve the cache.
The door prizes will be awarded at the social hour/dinner hour after the geofest concludes approximately 4:30. Final coordinates will be part of the registration packet. You must be present to win.
Registration starts at 8:00 at the Coffee Hag which are the coordinates provided for this GeoFest. The caching event will run from 9:00AM - 3:00PM. The rules, a cache log sheet, hard copies of the coordinates, and a map showing the general location of the cache placements will be provided to participants during registration.
A laptop computer will also be available for downloading GPX and LOC of the files to your GPSr or USB thumb drive. The files will also be available at www.vikingradio.org/OTAK2010/ after 9:00AM
A block of reduced rate rooms have been set aside at The Hilton Garden Inn and the Mankato City Center. Mention OTAK 2010 or the Mankato GeoFest to get the discount.
Please leave a note if you plan on attending including the number in your party. We also ask that you log a find after you attend our event.