Geocaching Avian Adventure Challenge Kicks Off In MN State Parks

By KBJR News 1

June 9, 2012 Updated Jun 9, 2012 at 10:53 PM CDT

CARLTON, MN (Northlands Newscenter)--- Adventure seekers hit state parks today to begin the statewide Geocaching Avian Adventure Challenge.

Many Minnesota State Parks hide camouflaged "Bird Cache" boxes throughout park trails for participants to find.

Geocach searchers use a GPS to enter in the cach's coordinates and hunt for the hidden cache containers.

Jay Cooke State Park officials say that the Geocach challenge is a great adventure for a single person or a family.

"Sometimes people call it a modern day treasure hunt," Kristine HIller, Jay Cooke Park Naturalist said. "You need a GPS unit and you enter in the location of the box and you use it like a compass almost to go find the geocach that we've hidden."

For those who do not have a GPS unit, Jay Cooke State Park has about 30 units participants can borrow.

Written and posted by Shawn Frost.