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Geocaching and the Westmoreland Conservancy
Saturday, October 19, 2013


7:30 AM Registration at Sardis Park Pavilion #1. 

All-day geocaching fun for everyone! Food, raffles, hikes and exploration! 

5:30 PM Hallowe'en theme Pot Luck Picnic, food donations welcome! Sardis Park Pavilion in Murrysville, PA. This pavilion is enclosed and has electricity.

Different KEYWORD written on the logs in each of the temporary caches. Write down the keyword for each location for tickets for the 6PM raffle

Local caches may be done at the participant's leisure.
Coordinates will also be available for printing from the Westmoreland Conservancy's cache page. Please note that all temp cache locations are within a few feet of the trail. There is no need to bushwhack. There are no ammo cans or plastic storage containers; each cache is themed to it's surroundings. No cards or swag, just a log and a key phrase.

An all day geocaching event including:
Caches: WC Reserves, Municipal sites, DHCT cache trail, local caches

For a group/cooperative caching experience:
Don Harrison Community Trail 5-Mile Cache Hike from Townsend Park to Walter Reserve. Steep hill down. Allow 3 hours. (arrange for carpooling or pick-up) West to East Difficulty level: 1.5. Terrain difficulty: 3. Meet at Townsend Park/DHCT trailhead at the Ballfield parking lot (coordinates below).

OR: Don Harrison Community Trail 5-Mile Cache Hike from Murrysville Dog Park to Townsend Park. 2 Steep hills to climb. Allow 3 hours. East to West Difficulty level: 1.5. Terrain difficulty: 3.5.Meet at the Murrysville Dog Park on Weistertown Rd.

DHCT Trail cache info:
GC4D8V8 - Eastern Bluebird: N 40° 27.580 W 079° 37.500,
GC4D8TX - SpringPeepers: N 40° 27.276 W 079° 39.679,
GC4D6YG - Eastern Box Turtle: N 40° 27.668 W 079° 37.752
GC4D6YP - Groundhog: N 40° 27.600 W 079° 38.638
GC4D8TA - Red Fox: N 40° 27.399 W 079° 39.261

5:30 pm: Pot Luck Picnic--Hallowe'en Theme! (got it??)

6 pm raffle: Must be present to win.

Please RSVP with the number of attendees and what you are planning to bring (not required, but gratefully accepted).

You may wish to bring your own portable chairs

Caches will require some hiking along well marked trails.

PARKING COORDINATES
Sardis Park ........................….  N 40° 29.6 W 079° 40.24
Townsend Park (Ballfield Parking)…. N 40° 27.533 W 079° 40.295
Caywood Reserve……………………. N 40° 27.622 W 079° 38.302
King/Potter's Corner Reserves……….N 40° 27.212 W 079° 39.454
McGinnis Reserve……………………. N 40° 28.830 W 079° 40.354
Tomer Reserve………………………...N 40° 28.500 W 079° 40.719
Walter Reserve………………………...N 40° 27.427 W 079° 37.059

So bring on the "BOO!" There may even be spooky prizes in your future!
 



 


 

 
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