Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm
post by Elizabeth Downie in authorized users
, Herschell Carrousel Museum
, leap day
, to do
JOIN US FOR A WINTER GEOCACHING LEAP DAY EVENT !!
Event: GC39DCC - LEAP....MEET....and RIDE! (http://coord.info/GC39DCC)
What: A geocaching event celebrating the third Leap Day in geocaching history and promoting the Herschell Carrousel Museum
When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Herschell Carrousel Museum, North Tonawanda
Who: Any and all geocachers, and anyone interested in learning about geocaching!
Have you heard of Geocaching? If not, it is a high-tech treasure hunting game that takes place around the world. You use your GPSr unit, or other navigational device, to hide and seek containers worldwide. Basically, you upload coordinates from a geocaching website, you plug them in to your GPSr, follow the coordinates and start looking for a container. The container could be as small as your fingertip or as big as a .50 cal ammo can (rarely larger). Once found, you will normally find a logbook to sign and some trinkets to trade. It is a great year-round outdoor activity!! You get a lot of exercise (sometimes without even realizing it) and you get to visit some neat historic and scenic places.
Registration is encouraged at Geocaching.com (direct link to listing: http://coord.info/GC39DCC). An account is required to register and is absolutely free! Donations of $3.00 per adult and $2.00 per child aged 12 and under are requested to help cover costs.
The event is specifically trying to promote:
that geocaching is year-round. This event is the perfect excuse to geocache during the winter months!
that this is a once-every-four-years opportunity and a great way to meet some of those geocaching challenges, such as caching 366 days a year!
a great place to meet and greet cachers you've read about in the logbooks of the caches you've found. You can put faces to the names!
the Herschell Carrousel Museum, with the event being held there
the cache GC26TX5 Once Around is Never Enough! (http://coord.info/GC26TX5) which promotes our local history of the carrousel
Hopefully, we will see you there!!
Event Date and Time
February 29, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm