2013 marked the centennial of Washington State Parks. Just because there’s a new calendar on the wall that shows 2014, there is no reason not to continue the centennial celebration. “100 geocaches in 100 parks for 100 years” was the slogan for the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour, a statewide challenge that showcases the diversity of Washington’s parks. From ocean beaches, lush forests, historic forts and shady campgrounds, the geocaches highlight scenic wonders, explore regional history and highlight recreational opportunities across the evergreen state.
The GeoTour launched last June with more than 3,400 geocachers participating in this statewide tour of the parks. Participants who find 50 and 100 geocaches can receive commemorative geocoins and log finds on special challenge caches. One avid geocacher wrote, “We were able to glimpse so much of what our state has to offer, learn some history of Washington, and have our eyes opened to all of those places we never dreamed existed (some places just outside our door).” ;
The Centennial GeoTour is a partnership between Washington State Parks and Washington State Geocaching Association, the recreational group that supports geocachers and coordinates with land agencies across Washington State. As a result of the GeoTour, many state parks, like Grayland, received their first ever geocache.
Click here to learn more about the Centennial GeoTour.
Celebrate 100 years of Washington State Parks by planning a RV geocaching tour in 2014, an adventure in RVing anyone can enjoy.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.