Geocaching kit
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‘Introduction to Geocaching’ at Walnut Creek Preserve

Published 9:20am Monday, May 20, 2013

On May 25, PAC Volunteer Wally Hughes will present an “Introduction to Geocaching” at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve at 10 a.m.

Geocaching is a free, real-world, outdoor treasure hunt. Using a smartphone or GPS, participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates, trying to locate hidden containers, called geocaches. Players can then share their experiences online. This is a great way to get out and explore in the local area and abroad, and a great way to figure out how to use your GPS.

To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy. 108 E and turn left on Hwy. 9 toward Lake Lure. Follow Hwy. 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10ths of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center.

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