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Try the Waterton Geocaching Challenge
Join the 21st century scavenger hunt!
Use your GPS to uncover a series of hidden caches in Waterton Lakes National Park. There are 11 caches to find in or near the park. Find four Waterton Lakes NP caches to earn a collectible coin.
Want to find out about geocaching? Take our free geocaching 101 course, offered at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Centre on Waterton Ave., Wednesdays and Saturdays, June 29 to September 1, 2013.
Magellan eXplorist GC GPS units are also available for free at the Heritage Centre on Waterton Ave., and pick up your passport.
A shout out to the Waterton Natural History Association and Magellan for their support of this program.
What is geocaching?
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played around the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Anyone can use coordinates found on geocaching.com to locate caches.
People of all ages! Each geocache listing has a difficulty and terrain rating. A 1/1 is easiest, a 5/5 the hardest. This allows you to seek a geocache suitable for their ability and fitness level.
What do you need to go geocaching?
A GPS device or GPS-enabled mobile phone and internet access through a computer or a mobile device. In addition, a free or premium membership with geocaching.com is recommended.
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