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Geo-caching happening at Boysen

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports

Children interested in going on a modern day treasure hunt are urged to register for the Boysen Cache Dash, an event that teaches the basic skills of geo-caching in a controlled environment.

Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14 at Boysen State Park headquarters, the event offers the opportunity for kids to learn how to use a GPS to find a geo-cache.

There are thousands of geo-caches in Wyoming, and after attending the event kids and their parents will be ready to try their hand at geo-caching on their own. The event is free.

A part of the Children in Nature program and the Wyoming Kids Xtreme campaign, the free Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails program is open to everyone. Pre-registration is required and lunch will be provided at no cost.

To register, call the Shoshoni Recreation District #24 at (307) 876-2663 or the Hot Springs County Recreation District at (307) 864-3767.

Registration forms are also available at the Shoshoni Recreation District Office located at 97 S. Maple in Shoshoni or the Hot Springs County Recreation District located at 728 N. Park in Thermopolis.

The deadline to register is July 6.

Participants younger than 18 years of age must have their registration form signed by a parent and participants younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants are urged to bring a GPS, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, water and walking shoes.

Boysen State Park headquarters is located 13 miles north of Shoshoni on Hwy 20. Turn off at mile marker 113.

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