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Columbus, GA, USA: RiverWalk GeoTour

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Mrs. Rock Chalk and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014 in Columbus, GA, attempting to complete all 31 caches in this official GeoTour along the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk. If you complete 10 caches, you're eligible for a bronze coin. 20 caches gets you a silver. And 30 caches is good for gold. (Coins are non-trackable, but very cool.)

 

Unfortunately, we came up one cache shy of a gold coin. One of the caches is a T-5 on a small island that requires either a boat or waders most of the year. We visited the area 6 times during our visit and the water was never low enough for an attempt. And one of the other caches was missing during our stay. But we got the 29 others, and had a lot of fun doing it. Many of the hides are standard, but a few are tricky and especially creative.

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It's exciting to see that the RiverWalk GeoTour is more popular than ever. We see it every day, especially weekends when there's an obvious spike in caching activity. Folks tell us the the playing cards and coins are really special. And it's hard to tell which is more coveted - we suspect it all is - as it gives a special sense of reward to those who are daring enough to take this challenge.

 

We challenge every cacher to take on the RiverWalk GeoTour - if it's a question of it's too late to grab the goodies, no way; there's enough for everyone.

 

p.s. while you're caching the RiverWalk, don't be surprised if you don't encounter rafters. Yep! The GeoTour is connected to the longest urban whitewater course in the World. Happy caching.

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Are most geocachers bicycling the Columbus Riverwalk GeoTour, or walking it?

 

We were in from out of town, and didn't have access to bikes. Otherwise, that might have been a nice way to do it. As it was, we walked and drove from spot to spot.

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ll of the caches are accessible by bike. The 6 mile GeoTour can be walked, but it will take full day to complete. Biking is easiest.

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This geoTour just hit my radar a few days ago. My girlfriend and I are making plans to visit Columbus soon to see if we can find these caches...and maybe do some rafting while we are there. Hey, VisitColumbusGA, are the coins still available? :-)

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