Family fun this weekend: Conservation Futures GeoTour

cougar mountain

Ready, set, geocache!

This weekend, gather the family and head out to explore the great outdoors as the Conservation Futures GeoTour kicks off with a quest to earn a limited edition commemorative Geocoin. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, King County’s Conservation Futures program has preserved many of the forests, shorelines, greenways, trails and parks, including Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, that many future generations will be able to enjoy and geocache in!

The cache list will take you on a beautiful tour of 20 properties throughout King County that have been protected by the Conservation Futures program. It’s a perfect time to be outdoors in the crisp, autumn air amid beautiful shades of leaves falling and birds singing your praises for being outside.

For the full scoop, head over to this GeoTour page. If you’re out and about geocaching this weekend, stop by our Facebook page and share your pictures!

GeoTour Kickoff*
Saturday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
Cougar Mountain Anti-aircraft Artillery Trailhead
*Refreshments, copies of GeoTour passports and prizes!

Driving Directions:
• Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead: 18201 Cougar Mountain Dr., Issaquah, 98027
• From I-90, take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Boulevard SE for 2.5 miles
• Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way
• Follow the double yellow line. (The road will first swing left and become 168th Place SE, and then right to become SE 60th Street)
• Turn onto 60th Street uphill onto SE Cougar Mountain Drive
• The road will change to gravel, and at the very end is the Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead, where there is parking. Follow arrow to shelter.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Davidw says:

    Will the caches be published on the Geocaching.com website? I know the kickoff event is.

    1. Davidw says:

      Never mind, I found the answer.

  2. Davidw says:

    Ok, I found one of the caches but did not have a copy of the passport with me. I recorded the stamp on a piece of paper. If I staple it to the passport, would it still count? Or will I need to go back to the cache?

    1. Rosanna says:

      Great question – we’ll check on that and post an answer as soon as possible.

    2. Rosanna says:

      The answer that we’ve heard back is yes, you may staple the paper with the stamp to your passport. Thanks and have fun out there!

  3. Davidw says:

    Thanks, though I did get the same answer via Facebook.

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