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While geocaching is no longer permitted within Bent Creek Experimental Forest, special use permits allow The N.C. Arboretum’s staff to place caches within the Arboretum’s property for visitors to find.
Several of these caches are currently placed within the Arboretum, and on Geocaching Day visitors are welcome to seek five new traditional geocaches that have found a home on the property and one special nature-themed “Series Cache”. Seasoned geocachers with their own equipment are welcome to begin seeking caches as early as 9:00 a.m., while those new the sport, or those who do not have their own handheld GPS units, can borrow one donated by Diamond Brand Outdoors and join an Arboretum Educator for a guided adventure from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to seek out several of the Arboretum’s caches.
As an added bonus to commemorate these caches, special “First To Find” geocoins will be placed in each new geocache, and the first 25 individuals to find all six geocaches will win a special prize! To log your finds for the Event Cache see in us in the EcoLab (at the ground floor of the Education Center) between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
To locate Arboretum Geocaches visit www.geocaching.com. New geocache location information will be uploaded prior to November 9. While there is no fee or reservations required to seek geocaches or join Arboretum Educators, ordinary parking fees to access the Arboretum apply.
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For more information contact Jonathan Marchal, Youth Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 665-2492, Ext. 228.
The mission of The North Carolina Arboretum is to cultivate connections between people and plants. For information, visit www.ncarboretum.org.