Coordinates for Cache the Big Game were posted at Geocaching.com Jan. 27 for geocachers to find caches in eight Hamilton County parks that contain logbooks with a special code. The first 100 geocachers who turn in all eight codes receive a commemorative path tag.
Stephanie Fix, Westfield Parks and Recreation Dept. administrative assistant, said the geocachers have really been getting into the competitive Super Bowl spirit.
“The series is going great so far; 25 people have completed the series and earned a pathtag,” Fix said. “Based on the logs it looks like approximately 35 people have started it so we have plenty of pathtags still up for grabs.”
Fix said most of the geocache competitors have been Hamilton County residents but some have traveled to be part of the high-tech treasure hunt that requires a hand-held GPS device or a smart phone app to find the caches.
“We have had people from Indianapolis, Zionsville, Kokomo, Speedway and 30 miles west of Indianapolis,” Fix said.
Fix said the series is the perfect activity for families, even if you have never geocached before.
“I know at least one family working on the series is geoacaching for the first time, so people who have never done it should not be intimidated,” Fix said. “We are encouraging people to get out there and give it a try.”
To join the geocache hunt visit geocaching.com to find the Cache for the Big Game coordinates. Visit youarecurrent.com to learn about geocaching, how to play and all the information you need to earn a path tag for yourself.
The names of path tag recipients haven’t been released yet.
By Lindsay Eckert
Lindsay is the managing editor of Current in Westfield.