National Trails Day Event 2015 Nuggets of Newcastle

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Saturday, June 6th, 2015 Printable Flier

Meet at Lake Boren Park, West Picnic Shelter by the Play Ground
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This one-day, multi-cache event explores the trails and the history of the Newcastle area and takes you on a 2.5 mile hike through the Newcastle Trail system.

A GPS devise is suggested if you have one. But if using a GPS device or mobile app is not your thing, then a trail map with waypoints will be provided. GPS coordinates for way points are found at the beginning of the walk in Lake Boren Park. Learn about the Newcastle history at historic locations, native plants, non-native noxious weeds, and the important salmon habitat of May Creek as you traverse the canyon down to the creek and back up to Lake Boren Park. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Snacks and water provided.

“Cache” A Few Nuggets of Newcastle History

Placed by: troop499bbb

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Geocache Description:

This is multi-cache event in Newcastle celebrating National Trails Day on June 6, 2015.
The one day event explores the trails and the history of the Newcastle area and takes you on a hike through a portion of the Newcastle Trail system.

Event Details

The event starts at Lake Boren Park (listed coordinates are to the park), the focal point of many Newcastle Community celebrations (EarthDay in April, Newcastle 4 th of July, Newcastle Days in September, and a variety of mid-week and weekend events during the summer … ). You may start at any time from 9am to 1pm with the event ending at 3pm. Check-in will be at the Newcastle Trails booth in Lake Boren Park.

Note: Lake Boren is also the home of “Knotting Boren About Geocaching”, “I Wasn't Boren Yesterday” and “Could Be Fishing” geocaches.

At check-in at Lake Boren you will receive a Passport book to record information found at the waypoints and the coordinates for the 1 st waypoint. At each waypoint you will be looking for a container marked with the Evergreen Tree logo of Newcastle Trails, a volunteer organization ( ) that has built and maintained the large and growing Newcastle Trails system. Through their hard work and the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and Eagle Scouts the residents of Newcastle have a great system of trails for their enjoyment and exercise.

In each waypoint container you will find information about that waypoint's location and coordinates to take you to the next waypoint. There will also be instructions as to what you should enter on the Passport you received at check-in.

“Early” Newcastle

Newcastle and the surrounding area was a significant contributor to the growth of the Seattle area in the late 1800's. The coal fields of Newcastle and the subsequent Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad turned tiny Newcastle into a major economic power. Newcastle's coal not only helped Seattle grow but contributed to the growth of San Francisco, a major consumer of Newcastle coal.

We hope you enjoy the day, our trails, and a few nuggets of our history!!

Thanks to Newcastle Trails, the City of Newcastle, Newcastle Weed Warriors ( , Newcastle Historic Society ( ), Scout Troop 499 (friend us on Facebook) and the Boy Scouts of America for their contributions to the Newcastle Trail system.