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09/12/2011

Winthrop Opens 125th Anniversary Geocaching Challenge to Public

Quick Facts

 Seven caches in the 125th Anniversary Geocaching Exam are hidden on campus, while three are located at The Farm.
 Completed exams must be turned in at the DiGiorgio Campus Center information desk.

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Geocachers who finish the exam will get this limited-edition
125th anniversary pathtag.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - A high-tech treasure hunt, a scenic, educational campus tour, a celebration of Winthrop's 125th anniversary – the new 125th Anniversary Geocaching Exam offers something for everyone armed with a GPS and sense of adventure. 

Members of the Winthrop University Geocaching Organization (WUGO) have established a 125th history exam/geocaching challenge, which is now open to the public. To complete the 125th history exam, geocachers must find eight of the 10 caches listed on the exam and locate the code in each cache. The caches have been hidden at various locations across Winthrop's campus (including The Farm), and each contains a logbook for recording names and dates found. 

Participants who finish the exam will receive a limited-edition, customized Winthrop 125th anniversary pathtag, or coin-shaped item. Completed exams should be turned in for grading to the DiGiorgio Campus Center information desk. The campus center can be found at N 34 56.325 W 81 01.925 and is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

The history exam will remain active until the supply of limited-edition Winthrop pathtags runs out, said Mickey Taylor '60, an avid geocacher who teaches a course on the increasingly popular pastime at Winthrop. 

Participants are encouraged to note all parking regulations and to visit campus during the evenings and weekends to avoid weekday traffic.

For more information about the 125th Anniversary Geocaching History Exam or geocaching at Winthrop, visit http://www.birdnest.org/geocaching. Click here to download the history exam (pdf – 211 KB).

To find out general information about geocaching, go to http://www.geocaching.com/guide.


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