Geocaching - Scavenger Hunts for 2010

by Big Cedar Lodge 27. July 2010 17:39

Did you know that there are 19 locations around Big Cedar Lodge for geocaching?  Some of you may wonder what exactly geocaching means.  If you have ever been on a scavenger hunt or a treasure hunt and had a good time, you will most likely enjoy geocaching.  What’s the difference?  This is a high tech version of a treasure hunt with locations all over the world.  Instead of using a paper map to lead the way, geocachers use GPS systems to track the location of each cache. 

Another great thing about geocaching is the unique experience it brings to treasure seekers.  There are many different types of caches at each location.  For instance, once you find the location you are looking for, you may come across various types of tracking devices.  One of which could be a basic log such as a Tupperware container with a sheet of paper and a pencil to log your discovery and date.  Another device could be more high tech such as a Travel Dog Tag or Geocoin which track their location from the beginning to present day. 

Right now, there are a few of these high tech gadgets at different cache locations around property.  When they are found, if you take the “treasured” tag or coin with you, it is important to put it at another location to log its travels. 

Some tracking devices are less elaborate.  One example that has been at Big Cedar Lodge recently is a little Tigger doll that came here all the way from England.  The participant who started Tigger on its journey implies that this little guy would like to travel the world. 
Does this new-age treasure hunt sound intriguing enough for you? 

If you would like to learn more about this activity and help tracking devices like Tigger travel the world, please contact Melanie Lowry, Assistant Activities Manager at mlowry@basspro.com or 417.339.4788 and we would love to answer any questions you may have about this and other activities offered at Big Cedar Lodge.  Sign up for geocaching today at Guest Services! 

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