Know Future Posted February 22, 2004 Share Posted February 22, 2004 I'm helping with the field work for this event. Yesterday was our third day of laying out courses and hiding caches throughout Hawn State Park, near Farmington, Missouri. A dozen dedicated geocachers hiking hill and dale with GPSs, maps, and radios - working our tails off and having a great time. The weather was great, for a change. Our previous outings have been in snow, ice and subfreezing temps. Still fun, though. Yesterday was the turning point, for me at least. Up to now, it seemed like we were never going to get it all done in time. But now, I'm confident that everything will be ready. There's lots more to be done, but it's mostly finishing up. No more big projects that we haven't even started yet. Even though I've been to Hawn State Park many times over the years (I live only 8 miles away), this project has taken me to parts of the park I've never seen. Hawn is a diamond in the rough. Ancient water-carved cliffs of granite and sandstone provide a spectacular backdrop for this event. Crystal clear spring-fed streams run through every valley. Great hiking trails throughout the park, range from very easy to quite challenging. Don't be put off if competition is not your thing. There will be twenty or more noncompetitive traditional caches located throughout the park, for those who want to enjoy the weekend, log some finds and visit with friends. So mark your calendar: March 19-21, 2004. Hope to see you there! Quote Link to comment
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