Archive for February, 2011
Last spring, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau introduced a unique way to both promote the community to others and help locals get to know the community – better GPS Trail Trek, a geocaching tour of Cumberland County.
If you don’t know , geocaching is essentially a high-tech scavenger hunt, that requires a hand-held GPS unit.
We have placed a cache (treasure) at 10 locations throughout the county. We provide GPS coordinates that get the user in the area of each cache – and a clue helps locate the clue on the site. When a user finds a cache, geocachers sign in the log book, and can leave comments if they wish. Typically players will find a small trinket in the cache – and geocaching etiquette requires that if they take the trinket, they leave something else.
Both visitors and locals have been “trail trekking.”
Some of the comments:·
“Great trail and even a greater nature park next door…Found this one on June 12, 2010…I really am enjoying the Greater Fayetteville GPS Trail Trek…” Tony Garcia
“This one was my favorite, I have lived in Fayetteville for 28 years and never been to this site.” Somer Edwards
Travel writer Chris Gigley and his family became Trail Trekkers last summer and videotaped their experience.
Interested in giving it a try? You find a downloadable PDF with the coordinates and clues HERE. We hope you enjoy your trail trek!