Don’t miss Spokane’s second annual GeoTour, which launches this Friday, July 15.
Geocaching, the high tech treasure hunt played throughout the world, equips users with GPS devices or smartphones to find hidden containers (geocaches), outside, and then share the experience online.
This year’s family-friendly GeoTour celebrates Spokane’s film history with thirty geocaches hidden in notable areas in Spokane. Participants will use a passport to track their progress toward a collectible Geocoin prize, supplied by Cache Advance, the Spokane Valley geocaching store and company.
Geocache locations will be along trails through rural and urban areas tied to Spokane’s film history. Each stop features family-friendly activities, movie history, interesting facts, and more.
Check out the schedule below:
The festivities begin with a GeoTour Pre Launch Party at 6pm Friday, July 15th at the Cache Cave Geocaching Store, followed by a night geocaching adventure (Night Vision Quest) at sunset. Flashlights are used to find reflective clues along a path.
-Saturday, July 16th: Filmed in Spokane GeoTour Kick OffThe kick-off begins at 9 am at Greenacres Park in Spokane Valley. The remaining geocaches will be available to find at 9:30.
9:00 am: Pick up registration packets, coffee & snacks
9:30 am: GeoTour Geocaches Publish
10:00 am: Geocaching 101 class for beginners (30 min)
11:45 am: Last call for registration packets at this location
12:00 pm: Relocating back to the Cache Cave for ongoing registration and finishers
GeoTour finishers can return to the Cache Cave to pick up their Geocoin prizes until 8 pm Saturday and Sunday. The Cache Cave is located at 14109 E. Sprague Ave #7B and will have extended daily hours for at least the following week.
The Spokane GeoTour team has reserved the Garland Theater for a Sunday morning matinee. Tickets are $6. Following the movie, the Benny & Joon of Lab Caches will publish, which will take you to many of the locations around Spokane that are featured in the movie.
9:30 am: Meet and Greet in the theater lobby
10:00 am: Movie begins
12:00 pm: Benny & Joon Trail Lab Caches publish
Visit spokanegeotour.com for more info.