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Caching and Campfires at Lake Wapello
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Hosted by Friends of Lake Wapello!
They provide us with the insurance that we need to hold an event here!
8 am to 3:30 pm
There are going to be brand new caches at Lake Wapello for this event. We will load your GPS with all the caches. You will need to bring your cables just in case and especially if your GPS is not a Garmin (the part that hooks to your GPS and the computer).
Night caches will be posted at cabin 13 during dinner.
You can also enter a Gadget Cache Competition
In the Fall of 2017, Hill Folk hosted the first Gadget Cache Competition. It was a huge success with many creative entries. The SEIowa team has decided to make this an annual event.
Gadget caches are to be set up by 9:00 AM Saturday morning, on tables outside of the main lodge. If the weather is bad, we’ll set up inside. Caches are to be removed between 2:00 and 4:00 PM.
Entries will be assigned a number. Each registered geocaching name can cast one vote for their favorite gadget cache between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. A traveling trophy will be presented to the winner during the afternoon meeting. The trophy is to be returned to the SEIowa team at the start of the following year’s event.
The winner of each year’s competition is encouraged to host the following year’s competition and may not compete in that year’s competition. dazedandconfused will be hosting the 2018 competition. Let them know if you have questions or if you require line power. email@example.com or 319-377-5628
Everyone is invited to participate in the gadget cache competition. No entry is too big or too small, too simple or too complex. Non-participants can enjoy the caches and sign the logs.
About gadget caches: A gadget cache is a type of field puzzle. It may involve mechanical or electrical assemblies or puzzles that require some activity to gain access to the log. When designing a gadget cache, keep safety (sharp edges, pinch points, voltages, etc.) in mind and remember children will be using them.
There will be no internet at the lodge and very spotty cell service all through Lake Wapello.
Friday and Saturday night there is always a big fire going with cachers relaxing and sharing stories. You will want to bring a folding chair and snacks (for yourself or to share and you can use the fire if you want to cook it) and anything you want to drink and enjoy a fun and relaxing time with fellow cachers.
You can come for the day if you can not stay for the weekend. All are welcome.
When you log please put how many people that will be in your group for each event so we can buy enough food and have equipment for everyone.
8:00 am - Lodge opens, sign the log book, get your ticket for the prize drawing and get a breakfast snack.
8:30 am - GPS loading
3:30 pm - Drawing for prizes-need to be present to win.
Lake Wapello has 13 cabins and electric and non-electric sites, modern shower, restroom facilitates, as well as a trailer dump station.
You can make reservations for the campsites and cabins at
Events for the Weekend
Will update the events as they are published.
6 pm to 8 pm -
8 am to 3:30 pm - Lodge - sign log book, load GPS, prize drawing
4 pm to 5:00 pm - CITO
8 am to 10 am -
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Last Updated: on 5/9/2018 11:38:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:38 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum