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Geocache Challenge organized by Pend Oreille County

Canoeists enjoy the waterfalls on the West Branch of the Little Spokane River. The 50-foot Exley Falls, which tumble into Horseshoe Lake in Pend Oreille County just north of Eloika Lake, run strong in spring but ease back a trickle in summer. (Rich Landers)
Canoeists enjoy the waterfalls on the West Branch of the Little Spokane River. The 50-foot Exley Falls, which tumble into Horseshoe Lake in Pend Oreille County just north of Eloika Lake, run strong in spring but ease back a trickle in summer. (Rich Landers)

GEOCACHING -- The Pend Oreille County Geocaching Challenge will debut this month to show off some of the drive up and hike-in treasures in the northeast corner of Washington.

The challenge is being organized so experienced geocachers can jump into the game. With 25 geocaches to find, the challenge ought to take about two days to complete.

Newcomers also can get up to speed with primer events set for July 18:

9 a.m. -- Event start
10 - 10:30 a.m. --  Intro to Geocaching Class
10:30 a.m. -- Challenge Caches Announced
11 - noon -- Intro to Geocaching Class

Get your passports for the challenge via the link on the event page (soon to be posted) or at the event.

There will be 50 Geocache Coins made for the event available for each correctly completed passport; one coin per household. (More coins may be ordered later.)

Camping available at the event location for $10 a night.

Booths from the county and local organizations will be on site.

Click here for  Pend Oreille County Park and Lodging




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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