COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton Visitors Bureau will launch the Coshocton Crow Geotrail on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Jan Myers, director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau, explains that the Coshocton Crow Geotrail is a series of thirteen geocaches that will soon be hidden in the county creating a formal "Geotrail" as it is known in the world of geocaching. Interested geocachers will be able to pick up the Geotrail "passport" handout at the Visitors Bureau Office or print one off from their web site beginning at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8.
"We are excited about this new tourism project to bring visitors to the area," said Myers. "But we also know that there are many local people who will enjoy this new trail and we are so pleased to be able to bring this to the county. We are very thankful to Coshocton's own Wiley's Finest Fish Oil for sponsoring the Coshocton Crow Geotrail and to Coshocton Village Inn & Suites for being the official host hotel for the geotrail launch.
"We have been working with Dr. Lenie Holbrook, an Ohio University professor and geocaching consultant from Athens, Ohio, to assist us with the creation of our trail," said Myers. "He has been volunteering his time to assist us and we are truly grateful."
Geocaching is a world-wide activity similar to a scavenger hunt where participants use a GPS receiver device to search for containers that other cachers have hidden. "This is a hobby that has become extremely popular in Ohio and across the United States," added Myers. "Details about geocaching and how it is done can be found on geocaching.com."
Information about the Coshocton Crow Geotrail and the launch can be found on www.geocaching.com, at www.visitcoshocton.com/things-to-do/sports-outdoors/geocaching or by calling the Coshocton Visitors Bureau at 740-622-4877.