4-H Youth Geocached The Trails Of Whaupaunaucau State Forest
Published: April 24th, 2024
By: Kelli Miller

4-H youth geocached the trails of Whaupaunaucau State Forest Last Thursday, 4-H youth and Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Natural Resource Educator Erica Clark reviewed GPS directions and made notes to find the geocache treasures hidden in Whaupaunaucau State Forest. (Submitted photo)

NORWICH — There are 466 geocaches hidden in the Norwich area and last week Chenango County 4-H youth went to Whaupaunaucau State Forest in search of finding at least one.

“The 4-H event had seven kids and two parents join in the search of hidden geocaches,” said Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Natural Resource Educator Erica Clark. “We walked the Whaupaunaucau Forest trails, leading to and from Jeffrey Pond, and actually found three caches.”

“The kids were really excited and everyone had a lot of fun,” said Clark.

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“Geocaching is similar to a treasure hunt with Global Positioning System (GPS) units,” she said. “We used the geocaching app and GPS units to find hidden caches that had been left behind by others.”

She said caches can be all sizes, tiny to large containers and everything in-between, and are usually hidden really well but aren't buried, so you won't ever have to dig for them.

“Larger ones may have items you can trade for, like small toys or objects, but never food,” said Clark.


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