Welcome to Manuels River!
Manuels River Natural Heritage Society
Weclome to Geocaching On The Manuels River
What exactly is geocaching? The name, which combines the prefix geo,
Greek for Earth, with cache, a place for concealing something,
gives a bit of a clue, but not much. The term geocaching refers to a
type of treasure hunt game in its most rigorous forms, more of a
sport, really. Among the clues provided, you get GPS coordinates—
the most important information for it gives the searcher the specific
location (within GPS limits) of some trove, which can range from a
micro-cache, such as a tiny rolled-up log book
inside a magnetic spare-key container, to large boxes or
watertight/airtight buckets full of various kinds of trinkets.
People who create these caches post information about them online,
and geocaching.com has become the most popular such destination.
The site has evolved into a community and repository for information
about and the history of its namesake. Most people use it to find the
coordinates of either nearby caches or those in locations they plan
to visit. You can register for free, and once you've done so you, can
also share your own experiences in finding caches and upload info on
those you've created. When looking on the site for caches, you can
search by cache site name i.e. GCY37E , country, latiude and longitude,
the user names of cache creators, and the user names of people who've
registered their finds.
The www.geocaching.com site also excels at providing information on an
another area of the sport—one that's growing in popularity and involves
collectable objects like geocoins and travel bugs, as well as competitive
promotional contests to raise money or just promote competition amongst
the sports adherents.
Lets Get Started
1. If you already own a GPS unit then visit www.goecaching.com and
complete your registration. After logging in do a search on country,
Newfoundland/Labrador. If you look closly you will find at least
five or six sites focusing on Manuels River cache sites. At least one of these sites
is a multi-cache site. Head for the river and begin your search !
The Manuels River is ideally suited for geocaching. Its 6 km of trails wind
up and down the valley. We encourage families and groups to come to the
river, look for a cache and at the same time enjoy the beautiful scenery,
the flowers, birds and the sounds of the river.
2. If you don't own a GPS unit we still want you to have fun and enjoy this new sport.
We have available at the Chalet a GPS unit and for a small admin fee and suitable
identification we will show you how to use it, provide some co-ordinates and
get you or your group out geo-caching. (Available for morning, afternoon and evening
Call ahead to book a time and date. Starting in late May 2007)
1. Please respect the river, never dig or install a cache on a designated fossil site, never litter.
2. Keep your cache find a secret. Let others enjoy the challange of finding it
all on their own.
3. Once found and opened log your find ensure its resealed and covered up before leaving.
4. Never leave food in the cache as it will attract animal's and rodents.
5. All caches and the responsibility of the individual who placed them.
6. Report any damages of the cache to the owner or to the Chalet 834-2099.
7. Have fun, enjoy the river and tell others to come and visit.