On Saturday morning between 7-9 am, we will line up our vehicles, register (if you didn’t pre-register), download our waypoints, and begin our grand geocache scavenger hunt! At 9 am you will be released into the park armed with your coordinates and your GPS.
Your goal will be to find as many of the 100 strategically placed geocaches hidden within our park. In each cache you will find a special item that will be used to document your visit to the cache. You will also discover an interpretive message about the natural or cultural history of our park, or about responsible and sustainable geocaching and riding. We will not be able to make all 100 sites official caches on geocaching.com because we will be conducting this event for many years to come, and we would reach cache saturation in a very short amount of time. However, we will make a few of the caches permanent. And, don’t forget, you can always visit some of our pre-existing caches!
If you are the “First to Find” on a cache, you will have the opportunity to try and locate one of our bonus caches! These caches are tougher to get to, and even tougher to find once you reach their location. If you are successful, you will be richly rewarded with a special prize!
The scavenger hunt ends at 5 pm. Don’t forget to turn in your event booklet with your final cache count and receive your raffle tickets. For each “First to Find,” you will receive five (5) free raffle tickets; for each regular cache, you will receive one (1) raffle ticket; and, if you found your one (1) bonus cache, you can collect ten (10) free raffle tickets! There will be a 2-hour break from 5-7 pm which will give you the opportunity to grab dinner at one of our vendors booths (BBQ and Hot Dogs!) before the night’s events begin.
Saturday night is jam-packed with excitement. The festivities begin at 7 pm with a few words from park personnel, industry leaders, and a Tread Lightly! representative. The raffle will be held immediately after. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the continuing educational efforts of the park, and to help fund special events.
After the raffle, we will announce the winners of the “First to Find” and the “Most Caches Found” competitions. The grand prizes for the competitions have not been donated at this time, but we assure you they will be fantastic! After the winners have been announced, we have one more surprise in store for you—an outdoor movie in the desert! The film has not been selected at this time, but we guarantee it will highlight great off-roading adventures.
Bright and early Sunday morning, we invite you to join us for our Roughneck Rendezvous “Cache In Trash Out” (CITO) event. This is a great way to explore our park, go caching, and help keep the park clean and safe at the same time. The CITO will run from 8 am-1 pm and will be celebrated with a BBQ lunch donated by BURRTEC Waste Industries Inc. Helping our park and a free lunch—sounds like a good deal to me!
P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for our Event Geocoin!