Let's meet for a hike and some geo-chatting!
Why: The North Dakota Park & Recreation Department (NDPRD) has issued a statewide “12 months – 12 Hikes” challenge. To participate, just pick and hike any one of the 20 qualifying trails. The trails are located in 12 participating state parks and you have a two-week period each month to complete a hike. You can complete your hikes all in one park or explore any of 12 locations across the state. If you miss a hike don’t worry there are bonus hikes to help you get in 12 hikes in 12 months, check the NDPR website.
The North Dakota GeoCaching Association (NDGCA) would like to help everyone complete the hiking challenge. To do this, we will be hosting an event in a different state park each month, so we can get together with other geocachers. Everyone is welcome, even if you have never found a geocache.
What: July’s theme is “Independence Day”- wear something patriot, red, white and blue! This hike is available to anyone, weather you are a geocacher or not, that wants to get outside and enjoy the day. We will meet at the parking lot near the office, do introductions and chat a little then hike the Old Settlers Trail. The total hike is about 1.75 miles long. We'll have a small snack and water following the hike, plus a couple giveaway items.
Remembers: A daily pass ($7) or annual ND state park pass ($35) is required to enter. We will follow current state Covid-19 mandates. We will follow current ND state Covid-19 guide lines. Masks are encouraged if social distance can't be maintained.
For more info on the 12 Months-12 Hikes Challenge: 2021 Challenges | North Dakota Parks and Recreation
We hope to see you there!