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Category: Geocaching


Get your outdoor club’s info into our special section

We are preparing a special section on summer outdoor recreation options in Western Washington. One element of the content will be a listing of outdoors groups in the South Sound.

So, here’s the deal. Your group can get a free mention in the section, but you have to send us the information.

Here is what we would you like to send us: club name, main activity you participate in, major event club hosts; general meeting time and location; website and/or phone number.

Here is an example: South Sound Chapter-Puget Sound Anglers: Salmon fishing; hosts the South Sound Salmon Derby in

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Contest: Adventure Guys South Sound Geotours of Tacoma and Olympia

If you read today’s story on Geotouring and want to give it a try here’s your chance. We’ve built a short Geotour of Tacoma and Olympia so you can get a feel for the game. Go to the coordinates and answer the corresponding question. Send your answers to or P.O. Box 11000, Tacoma, WA 98411. High scores for the Tacoma and Olympia tours will be entered in a drawing for a prize.


1. N 047 15.135, W 122 26.316

What is like the new Venice?

2. N 047 15.260, W 122 26.407

How many cans does it

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Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources launch new winter recreation pass requirements

From the Washington Department of Natural Resources:

Washington State Parks and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announce changes in requirements to visiting winter recreation areas in Washington state. The changes affect whether a Sno-Park permit or a Discover Pass will be required to access state-managed winter recreation areas and Sno-Parks.


Visitors who have a current seasonal Sno-Park permit will not need to purchase a Discover Pass to visit a designated Sno-Park area between November 1 and March 31 for winter recreation activities. The seasonalSno-Park permit is $40. A one-day Sno-Park permit is $20. Some non-motorized Sno-Parks require a Special Groomed Trail sticker

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Geocaching: 76 South Sounders find Adventure Guys’ Pierce and Thurston counties caches

Congratulations to the winners of The Adventure Guys geocaching contest. Your prizes will be in the mail on Monday morning. A total of 76 of you found the caches before they were archived Friday.

As promised in today’s Adventure sections in The News Tribune and The Olympian, here’s some more information about this game.

Click here to read our story about Geocaching from October.

Also, here is the story that one of our geocaching contest winners said inspired him to start playing the game he now loves. We wrote this story in 2005.


There’s treasure out there, and it’s closer than you think.At least that’s what I tell my kids as I study some computer printouts and a GPS handset with my brother-in-law, Ralph Godinez, in the front seat of my SUV.

Ralph is introducing us to his new favorite game – geocaching – and it is kind of like a treasure hunt.

Instead of yellowing maps with X’s marking the spot, you find your way using satellite triangulation. And, instead of treasure chests, your bounty is a container of borderline useless items such as Happy Meal toys and Canadian coins.

You can choose one item from the cache on the condition you leave something of equal or greater value. Read more »


Get a head start looking for the Adventure Guys’ geocaches

So, I’m writing about the increased creativity of geocachers in Sunday’s News Tribune and Olympian and as part of the project we’ve stashed two geocaches around the Northwest.

For you loyal readers of this blog, we’re giving you a head start. We’re registering the caches with on Saturday so this is your chance to sneak in there and be the “first to find.”
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