About the Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail
The Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail is designed to introduce not only geocachers, but adventure seekers, to the historic area associated with the famous Hatfield & McCoy feud.
Through the cooperation of the Tug Valley CVB and Pike County Tourism CVB, we are excited to offer this new trail to bring people to our area to discover the home of the feud.
With the National attention brought about by the recent airing of the History Channel Series, "The Hatfields & McCoys" We are thrilled to offer a unique tour of the historic locations home to the battles between these two legendary families.
Completing the GeoTrail
The Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail will allow you to explore 15 historic locations around the Tug Valley with relevance to the Hatfield & McCoy feud.
Each geocache will contain a stamp that you must collect and enter on a passport that will be provided the morning of Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Williamson Coal House at 10:00 a.m.
The caches are all family friendly and not difficult to find or approach. They are designed to be accessible by the majority of people. However, because several of the sites involve stairs this series is NOT wheelchair accessible. There are many other geocaching opportunities located in the Tug Valley that ARE wheelchair accessible.
The Kickoff Event
The event will begin promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 1, 2012. A brief ceremony to introduce the trail will begin the festivities and then cachers will be given passports as well as paper printouts of the cache descriptions. SpongeBob CachePants & Whbaisden will maintain a presence at the Coal House throughout the day so that when you finish the GeoTrail you may return to claim your trackable geocoin.
Limited Edition GeoCoin
A limited edition geocoin will be available to the first 400 finders of all 15 of the HMGT geocaches along the trail. You must return your completed passport in order to claim your coin. Additionally, you must register with geocaching.com and log each of the listed caches as "found" and the coins are limited to one coin per address/family. Registration with geocaching.com is free. Have fun, Enjoy the area and explore the history of the Hatfield & McCoy feud.
This is not meant to be a RACE. We want you to go out into the county and explore these locations and experience the history of these two exciting families.
Please see our website at hatfieldmccoygeotrail.com for more information.