On Oct. 9, 2015, new geocaches will be released to celebrate the National Park Service centennial in 2016
MT. RAINIER, Wash. — Visit Rainier has partnered with Mt. Rainier National Park and Washington State Geocaching Association to create one more way to enjoy Mt. Rainier this year, by launching the second series of its Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour!
Over the next two years, 100 new geocaches will be placed around Mt. Rainier National Park and its gateway communities to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Caches on the Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour are being released in four separate series, 25 at a time. The first release was Jun. 13, 2015. The second series will launch Oct. 9, 2015. So far over 3,200 finds have been logged on Series 1.
The Rainier GeoTour page on geocaching.com lists all the geocaches. Each cache contains a code word that participants record in a passport (downloadable on VisitRainier.com) along with the challenge rules. When a passport contains all 25 code words, participants can turn it in for a trackable pathtag. A new pathtag will be available for each series. If a player logs all 100 caches, they can receive a commemorative geocoin.
Visit Rainier is a nonprofit, 501c6 organization that continues to be a leader in destination marketing. As a collaborative partner with the National Park Service, the organization offers vital travel information to local, national, and international visitors by promoting tourism to Mt. Rainier National Park and the gateway communities surrounding it.
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