GPS-Geocache Class; Livermore, CA 9:00am Call to sign up.
March 31, 2007
The Off-Road Experience is pleased to announce its first ever-free
GPS-Geocache Day. To further promote the new sport of geocaching, and
the Nevada Trophy, the ultimate navigational event in the
western United States, The Off-Road Experience is offering this
free event. This friendly competition will help everyone
sharpen his or her GPS & navigational skills from the rank novice to
the expert, while dealing with time management. Like Nevada Trophy,
which is in its eighth year, participants will be searching for
waypoints, aka a Geocache, the points of which could vary from 100 to
1000 points, the higher the value, the more difficult to find. But it
doesn’t end there, as penalty points can also be incurred, for
example; 200 points per minute for being late.
Prior to the days event, sign-up will begin at 9:00am,
Off-Road Experience will go over the finer art of GPS use and
Those considering participating in Nevada Trophy, scheduled for
July 2008, can sign up in
Livermore (above location) after the Geocache event. NVTR
requires a driver & navigator, whereas in the GPS-Geocache Class you can run solo. Required items are a GPS, compass, Northern
California Atlas by DeLorme (laptops are permitted), a ruler or “t”
square and a pen/pencil Nevada Trophy is an event unlike any
other in North America, but one of the most copied. Whether you’re
new to Geocaching or off-road adventures or not, you won’t want to
miss out on NVTR2008.
Where: 190 Airway Blvd (off I-580), Livermore.