Geocaching Adventure in County Parks!
Join WCPARC this summer for the Seventh Annual Washtenaw County Geocaching Adventure! This exciting outdoors event kicks off August 1st with all-new geocaching locations to explore at various WCPARC parks and preserves.
Ready, Set ... Cache!!
WCPARC has hidden nine brand-new, family-friendly caches in select parks and preserves all over Washtenaw County. Each cache container will feature two code words that geocachers must note. Once all nine Geocaching Adventure caches have been found, a geocacher submits the list of code words to WCPARC as proof of successful completion.
All cachers who successfully find all Geocaching Adventure locations and submit the correct code words will receive a Washtenaw County Parks Geocaching Adventure pathtag. WCPARC offers a challenge: the first geocacher to complete the entire series - including finding the special Challenge Cache - and correctly submit the list of code words plus a photo of the Challenge Cache will receive a special "First to Find" prize.
The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2017 caches:
|Fox Science Preserve
|Herman Koenn Preserve
|Pierce Lake County Park
|Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
|Whitmore Lake Preserve
Once you have completed the Seventh Annual Geocaching Adventure, please submit your list of code words by emailing Hannah Cooley or through the geocaching website for further instructions on how to receive your commemorative pathtag.
The following is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2016 caches:
|Sharon Mills Park
|Swift Run Dog Park||GC6JT9W|
|Parker Mill Park||GC6JT8V|
|Independence Lake Park||GC6JRVK|
|Park Lyndon North||GC6JT6G|
Once you have completed the Sixth Annual Geocaching Adventure, please submit your list of code words by emailing Peter Sanderson or through the geocaching website for further instructions on how to receive your commemorative pathtag.
**These will be removed soon! Here is a list of the geocache locations and numbers for the 2015 caches (you can still earn a pathtag by collecting all off these):
|Cavanaugh Lake Park
|Baker Woods Preserve||GC61GBF|
|Osborne Mill Preserve||GC61GB4|
|Weatherbee Woods Preserve||GC61G9Y|
|Northfield Woods Preserve||GC61G9H|
New to Geocaching? Need a Refresher?
If you are new to geocaching, please visit the geocaching website and sign up for a free membership. The membership will allow you to participate in the WCPARC Geocaching Adventure. The geocaching website provides geocachers with all they need to know in order to begin searching for caches.
The only supplies required to begin searching are GPS handheld unit or a Smart Phone equipped with a geocaching application and a great sense of adventure. To find one of our caches, simply type its geocaching code number (e.g. GC2X4BH) into the search field on the geocaching website. From there you'll be guided to a web page specifically created for that cache. The page will include a description of the Geocaching Adventure, a short description of the park or preserve in which you'll find the cache, a hint (if you need it) to more easily find the cache, and the coordinates at which the cache is located.
Questions about the geocaches themselves can be submitted through the contact link listed on the geocaching website for the individual geocaches listed.