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Mystery Cache

Hitchcock Nature Center
Event organized by Hitchcock Nature Center

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Register your team of up to 8 for this fun, all ages event on Saturday, May 12th. Learn how to use a GPS unit and then hit the trails on to seek out caches and solve puzzles. Family teams will be assigned staggered start times between 9:00 & 11:30 a.m.

Each group will learn how to use a GPS unit to navigate to various locations where you will discover puzzles, mysteries, & problems to solve in order to find the location of your next GPS destination. There are two levels to choose from; Tricky - where the terrain & problems are moderate difficulty and Trickiest; where the terrain & problems are difficult. Teams will begin at the lodge with a short introduction on using the GPS unit and then all participants will head out on the trails for their adventure.

All ages are welcome to participate and there will be various levels of difficulty to choose from but all levels will require hiking on uneven terrain. Strollers are not recommended for use during this event due to terrain.

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, May 9th as space is limited. To register your team please email Rene Stroud, Naturalist at rene.stroud@pottcounty-ia.gov. Please call 712-545-3283 for more information.

Attendees must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a membership to the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation to attend this program. Daily passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate and may be purchased the day of the event. Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation memberships may be purchased for $20.00 from staff at any of our parks or at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours. Memberships may also be purchased in advance online at www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com. There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

While this event is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome.

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2018 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.