Welcome to the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission's 2017 Geocaching Adventure! This year, we have placed nine geocaches in our properties throughout the county. Your mission is to find them, note the code words listed inside each cache and, once you have found all nine caches, contact us via the Send Email option on Geocaching.com with your complete list of caches and related code words. Those geocachers who complete the adventure will receive a special collectible. But wait! There's more! One of our geocaches is a mystery cache. To find it, you'll need to collect the coordinate segments from three different caches. One of our 2017 caches is also a little more challenging than a traditional hide, so prepare to be challenged! If you're gunning to be our FTF this year, be sure to email us your list of code words as soon as possible! Now head outside and have a wonderful Adventure!
Located west of Chelsea, the Herman Koenn Preserve consists of 90 acres of wetlands, open fields, and forest. Some of the preserve's wetlands feeds Goose Lake, which in turn forms the mouth of Mill Creek, the Huron River's largest creek watershed. Listen for singing frogs at dusk and for Sandhill cranes in the summer and fall. As with all Washtenaw County preserves, no dogs are allowed. Please be respectful of the adjacent farmland. Please also make sure to replace all camouflage on this cache to keep it fun and challenging for the next cacher. Thank you!