Geocaching and Letterboxing

Geocaching

  • Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS enabled devices
  • Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location
  • Get coordinated and map out caches you want to find by signing up for a free basic membership at www.geocaching.com

Park-owned caches in and around Bass Lake

  • Dog up a tree: N 35 38.473, W 078 48.456
  • Help 2 Open: N 35 38.213, W 078 48.663
  • Sliding Numbers: N 35 38.333, W 078 49.064
  • The Cache All: N 35 38.248 W 078 48.792
  • A Bridge Over Puzzled Waters: N 35 38.180 W 078 49.211
  • Stuck On You: N 35 38.425 W 078 49.494

Letterboxing

  • Letterboxing is a hobby the combines hiking, treasure hunting and creative expression
  • Family activity everyone can enjoy
  • Participants seek hidden letterboxes by following clues that are posted online
  • Participants record their discoveries in their personal journals with the help of rubber stamps that are part of the letterboxes
  • In addition, letterboxers have their own personal stamps to mark the letterbox’s log book
  • Get clues and names of nearby letterboxes at www.atlasquest.com

Letterboxes in Bass Lake Park

  • Hooty Hoot Hoot
  • Sneaky Snake
  • Reptile or Amphibian

Safety reminders

  • Geocaching, letterboxing, hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities involve risk to both persons and property
  • There are many variables including, but not limited to, weather, fitness level, terrain features and outdoor experience that must be considered prior to seeking or placing a cache or letterbox
  • Be prepared for your journey and be sure to check the current weather and conditions before heading outdoors and use your common sense and caution
  • Exposure to snakes, insects and other wildlife is possible
  • Be careful and have fun