Let’s have some fun hiking around Green Lakes State Park looking for geo-caches. The caches are easy, the geology is really interesting (meromictic lakes, like the Devil's Bathtub at Mendon's Ponds Park, but larger) and the walk will be pretty. The trails are fairly level, though a couple of caches require some scrambling uphill (weather dependent!).
New to geocaching? My co-leader Charlene will give you an introduction and a print-out with maps cache listings. For more information on geocaching, go to https://www.geocaching.com/. You can create a free account, or poke around as a Guest, to get a feel for things. Check out the "Learn" tab for a good introduction. If you click on the "Play" tab, you can search for geocaches at Green Lakes-- or near your home-- by entering a zip code. For those who want to create accounts beforehand, give the puzzle cache GC5NYGZ, "Doggone Fun" a try, as it should be (mostly) on our way around the lakes.
You can download park maps here-- they even have a link to download to your phone if you prefer to go paperless. http://nysparks.com/parks/172/maps.aspx
Bring: Good hiking shoes, GPS or mapping app on your phone if you have one. Optional: hiking poles, camera, water, hat. Dress appropriately for the weather. You may also want to bring a small something to leave in the cache if you take something out, though most of the caches in this park are mini, with no room for goodies. See https://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx for more information.
Directions will be sent when you RSVP.
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