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12 Months/12 Hikes 2024 – Cross Ranch Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 17 February 2024
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
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Geocache Description:

17 February 2024, 12:00 - 13:00

Let's meet for a hike and some GeoChatting!

When: Saturday, 17th @ 12:00pm-1:00pm

Where: Cross Ranch – Matah Trail 3.1 Mile

Why: For the fourth year, the North Dakota Park & Recreation Department (NDPRD) has issued a statewide “12 Months – 12 Hikes” Challenge.  To participate, just pick and hike a qualifying trail in one of the 14 participating state parks and recreation areas.  You can complete your hikes all in one park or explore any of 14 locations across the state.   NEW THIS YEAR - the challenge is going mobile!  There will be a fresh hiking challenge every season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) of 2024 through the new North Dakota State Park mobile app.  Make it your goal to hike at least three trails each season.

The North Dakota Geocaching Association (NDGCA) would like to help everyone complete their hiking challenge and climb the leaderboard.  To do this, we will be hosting an event in a different state park each month, so we can get together with other geocachers and hike. 

What: We will meet at the trailhead sign right off the parking lot near the visitor center.  We will wait about 10 minutes before starting the hike in case anyone is running late. Winter weather in North Dakota can be less that idea, so dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes/boot.  Trail could be snow/ice covered.  We will hike a loop on the Matah Trail and can shorted the hike depending on the weather.  Snowshoes or cross country skies maybe helpful. If you dont have any and want to give them a try, the park does have rentals.

Afterworks feel free to hang out at the park it is there  Winter Fest day - they have indoor & outdoor activites going on from 1-4pm check there website for more info.

Reminders: A daily pass ($7) or annual ND state park pass ($35) is required to enter. Dress for the weather/trails

For more info on the 2023 12 Months-12 Hikes Challenge visit: https://www.parkrec.nd.gov/challenges

 

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