Want a chance to meet other Geocachers in South Carolina? Here's your chance! We're gathering on Saturday, August 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. Where? The coordinates are listed above so you can hunt us down, and I'll be posting encrypted directions in a few days.
While each of the nearby states has their own Geocaching Associations, South Carolina has been lacking in this area. That’s not to say that South Carolina is devoid of Geocaching. On the contrary! There are numerous caches to be found from the upstate to the low country and a great many cache hiders and seekers out there. Most of us have met other Geocachers in our local communities, but here is your chance to meet other Geocachers from across the state. Whether you’ve found 5 or 105 caches, your presence is very welcome. And while we’re gathered, lets talk about this newly forming South Carolina Geocachers Association and see if we can make it something a little more official than some words in the title of this event cache.
We will meet in the picnic shelter at a local county park. Since the tables are covered I'm making this a "rain or shine" event so don't let the weather keep you home. This park has minimal woodlands but it should suffice for our first meeting. There is already one cache in the immediate area, and I’ll make sure that there’s at least one more before the event takes place. I look forward to meeting everyone on August 16!
Since we are trying to set up this organization and there are many topics to be discussed and information to be distributed, Sissy-n-CR have established a forum which has already become quite active. You can read more about the Proposed South Carolina Geocachers Association here.
My thanks to Jon & Miki, The Commissar, Waterbaron and CheezerTKE for helping me plan this event. Thanks to dive4cb for the great logo. Thanks to Sissy-n-CR for creating the forum.
From Columbia, take I-20 West to Exit 51 (Rd 204). Take a right (North) on Rd 204 for 1/2 mile (to stoplight, Shell Station on left & Exxon on right). Turn left (West) on Rd 70 (Two Notch Rd) & go 1.1 mi. to the stop sign. Bear left (West) on Rd 77 (still Two Notch Rd) & go 2 mi. to a fork in the road. Bear right (West) on Rd 60 (Wire Rd) for 2.8 mi. to the stop sign. Turn left (SE) on Rd 37 (Juniper Springs Rd) for 0.35 mi. Turn right (West) on Rikard Cir. & go 0.35 mi. to the Gilbert Community Park. Parking lot is on the left, just past the bus entrance to Gilbert Middle School.
From Aiken, take I-20 East to Exit 44. Take a left (West) on Rd 34 (Pond Branch Rd) & cross the Interstate. Just past the Truck Stop on the right, turn right (NE) on Juniper Springs Rd (at green sign "to Gilbert") and go 3.4 mi. to a 4-way stop at Rd 77 (Two Notch Rd). Continue straight ahead (NW) on Rd 37 (Juniper Springs Rd) for 0.65 mi. Turn left (West) on Rikard Cir. & go 0.35 mi. to the Gilbert Community Park. Parking lot is on the left, just past the bus entrance to Gilbert Middle School.
From Lexington, where US-378 & US-1 forks (at Ben Satcher Ford), take US-1 SOUTH for 9 mi. to the stoplight at the intersection of Rd. 24 (Priceville Rd to the right & Peach Festival Rd to the left) (Les Hite Auto will be in the NE quad and Bill's Grill in the SW quad). Turn left (South) at the light on Rd 24 (Peach Festival Rd) & go 3 mi. Turn left on Rikard Cir (at Gilbert Community Park sign) and go West for 0.25 mi. to parking lot on the right (at the east end of the park).
From Saluda/Newberry area, proceed to the traffic circle at the intersection of US-378 & SC-391. Take US-378 East for 8 mi. to the stoplight at the intersection of Rd 24 (Priceville Rd to the right & Beulah Church Rd to the left) (Citgo Station in the NW quad & BP Station in the NE quad). Turn left (South) on Rd 24 (Priceville Rd) for 3.8 mi. to stoplight at the intersection of US-1. Continue South on Rd 24 (now Peach Festival Rd) & go 3 mi. Turn left on Rikard Cir (at Gilbert Community Park sign) and go West for 0.25 mi. to parking lot on the right (at the east end of the park).