Allegany State Park GeoBash V

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Event Date(s): Fri, 05/21/2010 (All day) - Sun, 05/23/2010 (All day)
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Can you find the hidden caches?

ASP Geobash V will be held at Camp Allegany in the Red House area of Allegany State Park.  The Geobash is a special event devoted to geocaching, a new sport celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring.  A geocache is a box of trinkets, most often an ammo can or a Tupperware container.  It is hidden, with permission of the landowner/manager, and the GPS coordinates are posted on the internet.  Geocachers locate th hidden box using a GPS receiver, trade a trinket, and post a log of their adventure online.  There are currently 22 geocaches at Allegany State Park. 

The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism introduced the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail in 2009.  Coordinates for 16 geocaches were released.  County representatives will be at Geobash V with information on the EMGT and 16 new caches placed this spring.

While the favorite activity of Geobash participants is looking for the caches, there are many additional activities planned.  Friday evening activities will include a family movie, a Native American Storyteller and a bonfire.  Saturday there will be a series of educational seminars with topics such as wilderness first aid, geocaching in scouting, geodog first aid and "whereigo" caches.  Games and activities for adults and kids will include the ammo can toss and traditional kids pinata.  Saturday night there will be a dance under the big tent with a DJ.  Sunday activities include the traditional pancake and sausage breakfast.

Geocoin Raffle at the Allegany State Park Geobash

Plenty of activities all weekend for all ages.

Kids Treasure Hunt on the beach at Allegany State Park Geobash

Treasure hunt on the beach during the GeoBash IV at Allegany State Park


Cattaraugus County has joined the worldwide phenomenon of geocaching with 17 caches in 2009 and will be setting out 16 more in 2010.  Register on geocaching.com to retrieve coordinates and other information. Before setting out to find caches, pick up your official leaflet at: Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, Salamanca Area Chamber of Commerce, Randolph Area Community Development,  Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce or the Tourism Office in the County Building in Little Valley. Each cache will have a unique keyword written on the inside of the cache container's lid. After successfully finding all caches and keywords, the cacher will either mail his leaflet in for "coins" or register on-line at EnchantedMountains.com/geotrail and the "coins" will be mailed.

Please remember, to keep it fun for all geocachers, please don't share the keywords!

For more information on this event please visit http://www.aspgeobash.com

This event will be held at:

Allegany State Park
Camp Allegany
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
42° 5' 57.7212" N, 78° 43' 24.06" W
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Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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