Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge takes geocachers around all four of our cities exploring new locations while finding newly placed geocaches. After finding all required geocaches and completing the passport you will earn this year's 2016 geocoin set. Since there are a limited number of geocoin sets, you can earn one per house hold only.
Tri-Cities 2016 Geocoin Challenge
June 24-26, 2016
Sacajawea State Park
**ADD IT TO YOUR CALENDAR!!**
- Enjoy a free, family friendly weekend for new and experienced geocachers.
- Travel around Tri-Cities (including West Richland) to find approximately 28 geocaches and earn trackable geocoin puzzle pieces.
- Those who complete the challenge will receive a free geocoin. Coin details still in progress.
- Kids (12 and under) who complete the challenge will receive a prize.
TO REGISTER: Please log “WILL ATTEND” on this page with the # of people connected to your geocache name.
Please also take the time to register at: TC 2016 Geocoin Challenge
Also be sure to visit www.tricitiesgeocoin.com and/or https://www.facebook.com/tricitiesgeocoinchallenge for news and updates.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00pm, Round Table Pizza GC6JYVM
10:00am - Lab Cache Adventure Begins. However, there will be a few lab caches that will only be available on Saturday and Sunday because they are located at Sacajawea Park. So, please read the lab cache information. (Lab Cache Link)
6:00pm - Lab Cache & Poker Run Kick Off. The Poker Run ends ends on Friday, June 24 at 7:00pm at the Meet & Greet. If you can't pick up the form at the Lab Cache kick off, you can pick up a form at Richland Community Center (See Meet & Greet for location).
Friday, June 24, 2016, Richland Community Center GC6JA06
6:00,6:30pm-8:30pm~ Meet & Greet Social – Great way to meet new and experienced geocachers.
9:00pm ~ Night Cache Letterbox “Free Space” published – Letterboxing is another form of treasure hunting that uses clues instead of coordinates. In some cases, the letterbox owner has made their container both a letterbox and a geocache. These types of geocaches will contain a stamp that is meant to remain in the box and is used by letterboxers to record their visit. .
Saturday, June 25, 2016, Sacajawea State Park
**Parking Fee - Daily Access Pass ($10) or a Washington State Discovery Pass ($30) is required for parking at Sacajawea. If you don't have a Discovery Pass, you will be able to purchase either pass at the park entrance.**
TBD ~ GPX Station – For those who need the event geocaches downloaded to their GPS unit, we will have volunteers available to assist you. BRING YOUR OWN CABLE just in case we don't have your specific GPS. This station is for GPS's only!
8:00am ~ Geocoin Challenge Kick-Off Event begins
~Meet & Greet
~Sign Event Log/Banner
9:00am ~ Welcome (Introductions, schedule, rules/expectations, thank yous)
9:15am ~ Group Photo
9:30am ~ Passports will be distributed
9:30am ~ GPX Station, Iphone & Droid Download Instructions -
2:00-7:00pm ~ Food Trucks (Dinner/Dessert)
3:00-7:00pm ~ Geocoins - distributed to geocachers w/ completed passport (1 set per household)
7:30pm ~ Contest Prizes (must be present to win)
Sunday, June 26, 2016 (Sacajawea State Park) GC6JYXB
9:00am ~ Continental Breakfast
10:00am-12:00pm ~ CITO-(Cache In Trash Out ) We will pick up trash throughout Sacajawea State Park. Our goal is to leave the park nicer than we found it.
10:00am-12:00pm ~ Geocoins - distributed to geocachers w/ completed passport (1 set per household)