The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 26, 2014

Event to promote geocaching

The Clinton Herald

---- — THOMSON, Ill. — A geocaching event in March will attempt to cure cabin fever.

The Curing Cabin Fever V geocaching event will be held March 22 in Thomson.

A meet and greet will be held at Heirloom Market and Cafe in Thomson from 10 a.m. to noon March 22. An introduction to geocaching class will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center in Thomson, and the geocaching will begin at 1:45 p.m. and will last until 3:30 p.m.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using a hand-held Global Positioning System receiver (GPSr) to find a treasure or cache. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little monetary value.

Make your reservation by submitting a “log your visit;” “will attend” or call the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at (815) 273-2732, ext. 116. Participants should include the total number of people who plan on attending.

This free event is geared toward beginners; however all levels are welcome. Attendees don’t need to own a GPSr and can borrow one of the facility’s devices for the day. If participants do bring their own, they should have a cable to connect to the computer for downloading cache locations.

The event also is in need of experienced geocachers to volunteer and help with the field practice.