Saturday, September 16.

7:30 am – 9:00 am:

All Aboard! — Cache Dash Splash IV – GC7P336 starts off with check-in at Veteran’s Field, Long Beach, N46° 21.015 W124° 03.218

This year’s event weekend takes you on a trip back through the early days of transportation in the area, from horses and mules to stagecoach, to the beloved “Clamshell Railroad” that ran by the tide table.  You’ll visit the train’s whistlestops along the way between the north shore of the Columbia River in the vicinity of today’s Megler Bridge to the terminus in Nahcotta on the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula to find new geocaches and learn some cool trivia about each stop along the way.

A very special treat awaits you as the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco will open its outdoor courtyard Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to allow us a private viewing of the fully-restored Nahcotta passenger car, normally only available to the public once a year.  If you have a keen eye, you’ll be able to spot hidden clues there which will lead to you to a bonus loggable geocache nearby!  Be sure to check out all the details of your weekend adventure at 2018 Event Highlights

Pick up your registration packets, the replica train ticket you’ll need to record your cache finds to claim a geocoin, the event schedule and nametags, sign the logbook, and get some basic help if you need to get started with your day of geocaching.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served to jump-start your day.

9:00 am – ??:

Hunt down as many of the new caches placed for the event as you like, along with loads of other fun and scenic existing caches.  Along with the train-related new caches,  you’ll also have the opportunity to grab some fun new caches scattered around the area as well!

If you need a break from caching or have non-caching family members with you, take a drive on the beach, go for a bike or horseback ride, check out the World Kite Museum and try your hand at kite flying, act like a tourist and have an ice cream cone and window shop, rent bikes or scooters and ride on the sand or the paved Discovery Trail, visit a lighthouse or go bird watching, or even take a surfing lesson!  Check out all of the great stuff available to keep you and your family entertained at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Info Center website!

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm:

This year, the evening event will be a separate loggable event, Tickets Please! – GC7P33H but everything else will remain the same!