Gibraltar Rock Geocaching Event

by Free Speech on August 5, 2010

Lodi, WI~

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by Wendy Soucie

The event was put together by Courtney Olson who lives in Westpoint and was coordinated with the Wisconsin GeoCaching Association as a Cache In and Trash Out event.The Friends of Scenic Lodi Valley also participated by providing trash bags, signs, water.   Everyone who showed up hiked to the top of Gibraltar and picked up garbage along the way, at the top and also spent a lot of time at the base picking up items tossed or in the case of the golf balls, hit off the top. We had great fun and about 25-30 people showed up including children of all ages and three dogs. We concluded with a great potluck, hosted by Courtney Olson at her house at the base of Gibraltar, and a prize drawing.

I learned a lot about Geo Caching which I might describe as a high tech scavenger hunt. During the cleanup event there were three virtual caches setup since the DNR does not allow physical caches in a State Scenic Area.  The best trash finds were about a dozen golf balls and a golf club.  This is what I learned about the Wisconsin Geocaching Association is and what this organization is all about.

The people are fun-loving, enthusiastic, outdoor-minded people who like to geocache, travel, and meet people. I met people who have being doing the activity just a couple of months and several for 6 years. Whole families can participate and many of the attendees travel all over the US and take the sport with them to make the travel even more interesting. Its a sport and can be competitive to find the hidden items and special Geocaching “Coins.”
Here is the website to learn more www.wi-geocaching.com

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