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GC39DCC - LEAP....MEET....and RIDE!

By Elizabeth Downie
Event Date and Time
2012-02-29T17:30:00 - 2012-02-29T19:30:00





Event:  GC39DCC - LEAP....MEET....and RIDE! (

What:  A geocaching event celebrating the third Leap Day in geocaching history and promoting the Herschell Carrousel Museum

When:  Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where:  Herschell Carrousel Museum, North Tonawanda

Who:  Any and all geocachers, and anyone interested in learning about geocaching!

Have you heard of Geocaching?  If not, it is a high-tech treasure hunting game that takes place around the world.  You use your GPSr unit, or other navigational device, to hide and seek containers worldwide. Basically, you upload coordinates from a geocaching website, you plug them in to your GPSr, follow the coordinates and start looking for a container.  The container could be as small as your fingertip or as big as a .50 cal ammo can (rarely larger).  Once found, you will normally find a logbook to sign and some trinkets to trade.  It is a great year-round outdoor activity!!  You get a lot of exercise (sometimes without even realizing it) and you get to visit some neat historic and scenic places.

Registration is encouraged at (direct link to listing:  An account is required to register and is absolutely free!  Donations of $3.00 per adult and $2.00 per child aged 12 and under are requested to help cover costs.

The event is specifically trying to promote:

  • that geocaching is year-round.  This event is the perfect excuse to geocache during the winter months!
  • that this is a once-every-four-years opportunity and a great way to meet some of those geocaching challenges, such as caching 366 days a year!
  • a great place to meet and greet cachers you've read about in the logbooks of the caches you've found.  You can put faces to the names!
  • the Herschell Carrousel Museum, with the event being held there
  • the cache GC26TX5 Once Around is Never Enough! ( which promotes our local history of the carrousel

Hopefully, we will see you there!!


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