Geocaching

“Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.” For more information, visit the official Geocaching website: www.geocaching.com

The Dyken Pond Center has created a beginner’s/easy series of caches.  They are located throughout the center, just off trails and in easy terrain.  They can be found near:

  • #1  “The Sentinels”  N 42°43.566′  W 073°26.156′
  • #2  “Abbt’s Stonewall”  N 42°43.528′  W 073°26.096′
  • #3  “Long Trail”  N 42°43.565′  W 073°25.900′
  • #4  “Otter Cove”  N 42°43.565′  W 073°25.759′
  • #5  “Boat Launch”  N 42°43.366′  W 073°25.893′
  • The Center is at  N 42°43.405′  W 073°26.114′

The Center does have GPS units available for rent, please call 658-2055 for more details or to schedule for a guided group experience.

Useful Hints!

  • The completed course is about 1.25 miles long and will take at least an hour (it is possible first time geocachers may take more than two hours).
  • Be sure that you enter the waypoints in the correct format
  • GPSs can only get you so close given the accuracy, the remaining twenty or so feet is up to you.
  • Bring a Trail Map, all of these caches are designed around using the trail system.
  • Be sure to bring anything that you take hiking, like water and snacks.
  • #1  “The Sentinels”  is located between the two large rocks and hidden among a small rock pile.
  • #2  “Abbt’s Stonewall”  is located on top of the rockwall in plain sight.
  • #3  “Long Trail”  is about 6 feet above the ground on top of a blown-down tree.
  • #4  “Otter Cove”  is located on the water’s edge in some moss.
  • #5  “Boat Launch”  is to the north side of the launch, hidden by a rock pile.

Please let the Center know if any of these caches are not present, or you had a difficult time locating them.  658-2055 or dykenpond@dykenpond.org