The geocachers in our area have been really good when it comes to having and attending events. It’s usually a really good time.
A few years back, three of us thought it would be good to have an annual event and try and hold it somewhere around the same time each year. The idea was that because our area then had the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Soccer Hall of Fame, we’d call it the Hall of Fame Picnic. The idea, too, was that we’d hold it on one of the weekends of the inductions (preferably the baseball) to try and grab some out-of-town geocachers, too.
Since then, the Soccer Hall has left town.
Still, in the interest of history, when I posted the event this year, I went with Baseball Hall of Fame weekend. Of course, I did it on Saturday to avoid the conflict of Induction Day.
When I post this event, I always try and come up with something different. With such a small area and a small event, it’s always nice to keep things somewhat fresh. A few years ago, we did a scavenger hunt in a state park. Twenty new caches were placed for the event and people had to grab certain things. It was a hit.
This year, I’m somewhat going back to the scavenger hunt, but in a different way.
It’s a photo scavenger hunt.
There will be, of course, geocaching items that people will need to find and take photos of. There will be regular things. There will be odd things.Everything I am listing can be found within 20-25 miles of the area we are holding the event.
In the end, I hope there are a lot of laughs and a lot of fun.
Now, one key to this is that everyone won’t receive the same list. There will be some items that are put on each list. But others won’t be. So I am trying to come up with a massive list and then going to break it down so each packet has the same points available.
The breakdown is easy (1 point), easy 2 (2 points), moderate (5 points), hard (7 points) and hardcore (15 points).
Some of these items will require local knowledge. Some won’t. Some will require some quick lookups on a computer or a smartphone. Some won’t. The bottom line is if someone is going to get all the points on their sheets, they are really going to have to work hard.
That’s part of the plan. Those who go to extreme levels will get more points. Those who don’t, won’t get as many points.
My list is pretty solid right now. But I am looking for more ideas. Are there any funny/cool ideas you would want to see or do in a photo scavenger hunt? Geocaching related? Not geocache related.
I come to you, the geocaching community and my blog readers, in the hopes you might be able to give me a few wild ideas. Drop a comment or an e-mail!
Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com.