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| August 12, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Visitors Bureau is working on a new tourism project to bring visitors to the area, but this project may be of interest to local residents as well: the Coshocton Crow GeoTrail. This is a series of approximately 15 geocaches that will soon be hidden in the county forming a formal ‘Geotrail’ as it is known in the world of geocaching.

Geocaching is a world-wide activity similar to a scavenger hunt where participants use a GPS receiver device to search for containers that other cachers have hidden.

“This is a hobby that has become extremely popular in Ohio and across the United States,” said Jan Myers, Director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau. “We have been working on this project for several months, and are excited to hold our official launch on November 8.”

Myers says there will be a Geocaching 101 workshop at the Coshocton Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

“The Coshocton Library has been a huge help to us as we work to share information about our new geotrail,” Myers said. “To lead this workshop, they are bringing in Dr. Lenie Holbrook, an Athens-based cacher and Ohio University professor who goes by the handle, illinitrekker.”

This library program is intended for non-cachers who want to learn more about the geocaching and new cachers who want to become better. The basics of geocaching will be explained and there will be time for questions.

Holbrook currently ranks #36 in the state of Ohio and will have 10,000 finds at the time of the meeting. He has helped organize several geo-trails in Athens and surrounding communities and served as director for the 2014 Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure. He is currently working with the Coshocton Visitors Bureau on their geo-trail that will launch in November. For more information about the upcoming Coshocton Crow Geotrail, contact the Coshocton Visitors Bureau at 622-4877.

To make reservations for the Aug. 26 Geocaching 101 program at the Coshocton Public Library, please call the Library at 622-0956 or sign up at www.coshoctonlibrary.org.

 

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