GCCS completes launch of new geocache sites

Dozens of new geocache sites and free workshops to get you started.

  • Sep. 19, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Dozens of new local geocache sites take you to beautiful views with fantastic stories to make your visit even more memorable.

The Gold Country GeoTourism program was first released in 2009 and in 2012 a brand new set of 72 new sites were released throughout the summer. The first phase of geocaches are still available to be found, so there is now a grand total of 144 Gold Country Geocaches.

The final launch took place in Lytton during the Lytton River Festival.

“Our program has been getting phenomenal recognition throughout this summer!” said GCCS Marketing Manager Terri Hadwin. “Gold Country’s GeoTourism Program was recently mentioned in articles in the New York Wall Street Journal as well as the Seattle Times. We are incredibly proud of this fantastic program that brings in visitors from all around the globe!”

Business owners, Roy and Donalene of Willowsprings RV Park in Clinton, praise the program: “We tell everybody about it when they ask us what there is to do and see in the area. Some people who have been geocaching stop in and ask us about camping here next year. One lady wants to have a family reunion here!”

Cachers including Dawnelle Guenther from Aldergrove and Gayle Combes from Kamloops rave about their finds. Dawnelle writes on her online blog about coming to the Clinton launch of new caches on her birthday.

“The thirteen new caches we were given that morning took us to amazing vistas, historical sites and even filming locations – a new twist in Phase 2 that I absolutely love!” she blogged. “Every cache was well researched and well written and fun to find.”

Gayle, an avid geocacher who has found all 144 Gold Country Geocaches stated: “This was the best summer ever. We just had so much fun!”

If you have an interest to learn more about geocaching, Gold Country Communities Society staff will be conducting six free geocaching workshops in the Gold County region this Fall. The first will be held in Ashcroft on Sept. 22 at 10:30 am in the Ashcroft Community Hall. Dates and locations for the rest of the workshops can be found on www.goldtrail.com