By Gordon Bink, Mill Creek Communications and Marketing Coordinator.
The City of Mill Creek has placed five hidden geocaches around the city to encourage geocachers to come through the area and learn about some of Mill Creek’s local delights. Geocaching is the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.
The new geocache locations were added as part of Snohomish County’s tourism efforts to attract geocachers who are attending the 2018 GeocoinFest, a worldwide geocaching event held this year in Seattle at the end of September.
“The City’s special caches were identified as an aesthetically pleasing tourism project by the Art and Beautification Board in 2017 and coordinated through the City’s tourism team,” said Communications and Marketing Director Joni Kirk.
She went on to say, “The geocache containers are small birdhouses that were placed at key locations to highlight the City’s history, art and natural beauty.”
The five registered cache locations already have been found by multiple people.
For information on geocaching, visit www.geocaching.com and start finding local caches.