WENATCHEE – Cascade Farmlands is using the popular pastime of geocaching to lure visitors to Chelan County with the introduction of its GeoRomp, a geocaching series that highlights the region’s agriculture, food, drink, history, and recreation.
The GeoRomp kicks off on Saturday, July 30, with a public event at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee. The event will be held in the Market’s atrium from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendees can learn all about the GeoRomp and geocaching and will receive complimentary goody bags with the series passport, map, and an exclusive, event-only pathtag prize.
The 12-cache series includes scenic recreational and agricultural locations in the communities of Leavenworth, Plain, Peshastin, Cashmere, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan, Manson, Orondo, Waterville, and Quincy. Participants will stamp their passports at each geocache site, and can receive a special pathtag prize for completing the series. The Cascade Farmlands GeoRomp will be active for two years.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices such as smart phones. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates in search of the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Learn more at geocaching.com.
North Central Washington, or “Cache-Cadia” to geocachers, has hundreds of individual caches, but the Cascade Farmlands GeoRomp is the first themed series specific to the area and sponsored by local businesses.
NCWLIFE Staff Report
Updated Jul 13, 2016