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On the Olympic Peninsula, surprises await all around you, if you know the right place to look. Get the family and go on a real-world treasure hunt using GPS enabled devices to find a certain set of coordinates. Once you reach the location, you need to find the container (geocache) hidden around the area. 30 geocaches are hidden around the Olympic Peninsula, placed by the Olympic Peninsula Geotour. Just follow the Highway 101 Scenic Byway Loop GeoTour to find them all! The locations range from Brinnon on the east to Quinault Lake on the West. GeoTours create a great way to get out of the house and discover the incredible areas outside.
Each geocache contains a color stamp and a word participants record in a downloadable passport. The first 200 cachers to collect all 30 code words and stamps may receive a unique traceable geocoin after submitting their passport to the Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau. Not only are you eligible to receive the coin, but also if you attach a receipt to your passport of something you bought while on your trip around the Olympic Peninsula and fill out the short survey at the end of the passport, you could win a grand-prize.
The grand-prize includes overnight lodging, meals and other great surprises. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport and send the original with the receipt attached. The receipt may be from anything such as food, lodging, gas, souvenirs or anything else! The winner will be announced on January 4, 2017. Time to get started!