“100 geocaches in 100 parks for 100 years”—that’s the slogan for the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour, a statewide challenge that showcases the diversity of Washington’s parks. From old-growth forests to ocean beaches, historic forts to modern campgrounds, the geocaches highlight scenic wonders, explore local history and showcase recreational opportunities.
The GeoTour kicked off June 7 with more than 3,400 geocachers currently 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 participant 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 the Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA), the recreational group that supports geocachers and works with land managers across Washington State.
Celebrate 100 years of Washington State Parks by taking a RV geocaching tour this fall. Sounds like an adventure in RVing to me!
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.