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Geocaching at Washoe Lake State Park June 8


2009-04-23-washoelake-300x200-1306710-9297860WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. – Spend a late-spring morning learning the skills of a treasure hunter! Geocaching is a high tech treasure hunt where participants use handheld global positioning system (GPS) devices to track down items hidden in a location designated by latitude and longitude. Rangers will teach participants the basics of geocaching and develop their GPS orienteering skills. The park will have a limited number of GPS units to loan for the program, and asks participants to bring their own if they have one.

WHAT: Introduction to Geocaching

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Participants will meet at the Washoe Lake State Park Equestrian Area pavilion. Washoe Lake State Park is 18 miles south of Reno and five miles north of Carson City. Travel on U.S. 395 and take the Eastlake Boulevard Exit (exit 44); the park entrance is on the left.

WHO: Open to the public, this event is great for all ages.

COST: There is no charge for the program, but there is a $7 per vehicle entry fee. Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.

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