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Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica. Learn more at Geocaching.com.
This great free, family-friendly, high-tech version of hide & seek continues in
Geauga Park District in 2014 with a three-part multi-season cache highlighting the new Something's Afoot: Nature Just Can't Stay Put exhibit at The West Woods Nature Center.
The fall cache of 2014 is a three-part multicache located at Big Creek Park in Chardon Township.
Big Creek Park
N 41° 37.365
W 081° 12.295
With Maple Grove parking as your starting location,
Train your eye on the outhouse as your next destination.
If you pass the latrines and go left on the trail,
Walk by a log pile and you're sure not to fail.
A short distance on the left, spot a cherry in decay.
Now grab the cache quick, lest ants take it away.
This cache expires March 1, 2015.
The winter part can still be done (below) to qualify for the year’s-end drawing. This season, instead of an actual cache, attend one of September's four migration programs, on Monarchs and Chimney Swifts, and complete an answer sheet. Click Find a Program/Event, then select Nature Outings from the drop-down, for a complete list of those opportunities. Answer sheets and log books will be found at each “cache part.”
Answer sheets must be turned in at The West Woods Nature Center by September 30 to be eligible for the year-end drawing.
The winter part can still be done (below) to qualify for the year’s-end drawing. This season, instead of an actual cache, attend one of the six spring bird walks and complete an answer sheet. Click Find a Program/Event, then select Birding from the drop-down, for a complete list of those opportunities. Answer sheets and log books will be found at each “cache part.”
The first cache of 2014 is a two-stage cache located at The West Woods in Russell Township.
The West Woods
N 41° 27.523
W 081° 18.406
Animals are not the only species in nature that move
By wind, air and water. Plants move, too.
This cache will provide further instructions for you.
Trout lilies are not in bloom this time of year,
But their trail will take you to a place that’s near.
At the T, a right-hand turn you should make.
Around the sunset deck, a look I would take.
Log books will be available at each cache part for you to sign, along with the answer sheet to complete and turn in for a drawing once all cache requirements are complete.
This cache expires September 1, 2014.