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High tech scavenger hunt adding locations in southwest GA

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A high tech scavenger hunt seems to be catching on in southwest Georgia and now a local park is planning to add some new places to look for Geocaches.

Geocaching is a world-wide game of hiding and seeking treasure. Using a hand held GPS, you can track down caches all over, including southwest Georgia.

Several caches are hidden at Chehaw Park and along the Riverfront trail. People from as far as Missouri, have signed the log book and left behind all kind of trinkets. Now the park wants to add more sites to make sure those searching enjoy the beauty of the park.

"It will really show people different things the park has to offer, teach them a little bit about the history of the park, the plant life that can be found at the park and take it from there," said Jan Thompson, Chehaw Zoo Administrator.

Those caches should be in place by the end of the month. There are 169 caches right now around southwest Georgia and more than a million world wide. Chehaw says they've had everyone from Boy Scouts to older adults seeking out caches in the park.

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