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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

City offers summer-long modern day treasure hunt

By Bridget Carlson

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, in partnership with the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department, has jumped on the geocaching bandwagon to bring you a summer of geocaching fun throughout the city.
“You go to the different sites and there will be letters in them that make words, you will never guess what the word is,” said Lisa Youngblood, library director, Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.
In order to start your summer fun of geocaching, you will need to stop by the library to pick up a flyer, also known as the Passport, which will show you where the geocaches are and allow you to play the game in order to get a free book at the end.
“We have a flyer that shows you generally where they will be at and there are also prizes and stickers in them to allow you to unscramble the words to get a free book,” said Youngblood.
The official Heights Hunt Geocaching caches are located throughout the city at Carl Levin Park, Harker Heights Community Park, Purser Family Park, and the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.
“We have one located here, one at the rec center and then some at the parks; they are in several different places,” said Youngblood.
If you are new to geocaching, the library will hold a geocaching information day to help get you started.
“We are having a geocaching information day if you need help with geocaching,” said Youngblood.
Geocaching is a form of a modern day treasure hunt where geocachers places items throughout the world in containers that range from extra small to extra large. You must then use GPS coordinates to locate the cache.
Once you have found the cache it is customary to sign the log located within the cache with your name and date you found the cache. Some caches also hold “treasure” in which you are free to take, however, you must leave something in return if you do choose to take the “treasure” from the cache.
To learn more about geocaching and to find geocaches near you, visit the official geocaching website at
To participate in the Heights Hunt Geocaching, visit the Harker Heights Public Library at 400 Indian Trail in Harker Heights to pick up your passport.


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