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Find the way: Learn about geocaching, way-finding at Block Party

A family works on their geocaching skills during an outing in the Valley. Join Berry Rogers to learn about geocaching at Saturday
A family works on their geocaching skills during an outing in the Valley. Join Berry Rogers to learn about geocaching at Saturday's North Bend Block Party.
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Meet up with North Bend resident Berry Rogers during the North Bend Block Party, and learn a new way to explore your town, and the great outdoors.

Rogers, a member of Washington State Geocaching Association, will talk about geocaching and waymarking, and offer shiny new pathtags at a downtown booth Saturday.

Geocaching involves the use of technology to find hidden caches. Geocachers find their targets using computer software that pinpoints their location, down to a few feet. After that, they have to use their wits to track the items.

There are a number of geocaches hidden, as well as waymarks created, highlighting various parts of our city as well as throughout the Valley,” explains Rogers. “I was asked to come up with a way to introduce them to those who are attending the Block Party.”

He’ll share ways to get started, talk about the sport, and for those who wish they can jump right in and start finding, he’ll provide a PathTag, or a custom-made coin, celebrating the Block Party.

He’ll share information about the Washington State Geocaching Association, a nonprofit recreational club that supports geocachers and geocaching across the state, as well as Groundspeak, the company behind both the Geocaching.com and Waymarking.com websites.

 

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