Go Geocaching with Washington Trails
Whether you're new to geocaching or a total pro, we've got a way to go geocaching with Washington Trails Association the next time you hit the trail. Find out how to win a geocaching starter kit or how to play our virtual geo-hunt (and collect new geocoins).
Voice of an Expert Geocacher/Hiker
Did you catch Abby Wolfe's feature story on geocaching in the recent issue of Washington Trails magazine?
President of the Washington State Geocaching Association, Abby shares the history of geocaching, its roots right here in the Northwest, and how responsible geocaching makes for a fun family activity and can add treasure-hunting adventure to your hiking outings. And there's also an informative quiz to test your geocaching knowledge, and brush up on geocaching trivia. Check out the full article and quiz.
Win a Geocaching Starter Kit!
Attention Muggles! If you're ready to give geocaching a try, we're ready to help you get started. Washington Trails has three geocaching starter kits to give away. Each kit contains a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching (the official guide by geocaching.com), a travel bug, a geocoin and a fun treasure trinket. And you no longer need an expensive GPS unit to enjoy geocaching, as now a variety of smartphone apps offer GPS and geocaching capabilities. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "I want to go geocaching!" Be sure to include your name and street address in your email. Next month we'll draw three random winners so you can get out hunting this summer. Get yours in today!
Go on a Virtual Geo-Hunt
Are you an experienced geocacher, or up for a bigger challenge? Join the Washington Trails virtual geo-hunt this month. Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting the coordinates of five great trails throughout Washington state—all with great geocaches to be discovered. The first set of coordinates will be posted in the July issue of Trail News, WTA's free e-newsletter (not subscribed? sign up here); the following sets of coordinates will go up on WTA's Facebook page. Collect the names and/or locations of all five trails and you can win a brand new geocoin!
For more information on both the geocaching intro kit giveaway and the virtual geo-hunt, rules for entry, contest deadlines, and answers for the geocaching quiz, visit wta.org/geocache. Prizes are offered courtesy of Groundspeak.com and Gear Aid.