32 new geocaches coming to Tri-Cities this weekend

32 new geocaches coming to Tri-Cities this weekend

RICHLAND, Wash. — Geocachers listen up, the City of Richland's ninth annual Tri-Cities Geo-coin Challenge is happening this weekend.

For those unfamiliar, geocaching is a hide-and-seek game using GPS coordinates to hunt for hidden containers, or caches, all over the world.

Richland Recreation Coordinator Jenny Davis said 32 brand new geocaches are going live Saturday morning from Sacajawea State Park.

She said this year's theme, Taste of the Tri-Cities, highlights the area's up-and-coming local food scene with caches near, but not at, local restaurants.

Davis said teams will be sent all over the Tri-Cities and that it's a great way for families to get out in nature together.

"It's just great memories for families," she said. "We have kids who remember locations and places they went years later, 'Oh, I found a geocache right there', so it's a lot of fun, and it's free."

Davis said you don't need an actual GPS unit these days because smart phones work just as well.

You can find all the details about this years event, including Friday night's meet and greet for those just starting, at their website.

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