When we meandered to the northern tip of Minnesota at the end of September, following the North Shore of Lake Superior (as I shared in this post about Grand Portage State Park and this post about Judge C.R. Magney State Park), we also stopped by Cascade River State Park. This multi-park day trip was motivated by the Minnesota State Park’s “Geocaching Avian Adventure” that began in June 2012 and goes until June 2014.
Perhaps you are not familiar with geocaching? The website geocaching.com is the “go to” resource for people new and old to the hobby of geocaching. But rather than my trying to explain to you what geocaching is, or how to “go” geocaching, here is a two-minute video put together by geocaching.com that concisely explains this activity enjoyed by so many people:
And, now back to our regularly scheduled programming. . .
Cascade River State Park has some trails that climb to stunning overlooks of the Sawtooth Mountains (we use the term “mountain” loosely in Minnesota). The geocaching coordinates took us to a loop that started at the cascading falls, and then turned back to go along the river upstream from the falls.
This geocache at Cascade River State Park was the 5th find for my son of the 82 geocaches that make up the “Avian Adventure” — completing the adventure may be a bit ambitious, given our schedules the next couple years, but we will have fun trying when we do have time!
Geocaches can be cleverly hidden, and the one in Cascade River State Park did not disappoint. I will not give away the precise location, though, so the next geocacher can enjoy finding it as much as we did.
Any other geocachers out there?
Ciao! ~ Kat B.