The 2018 North Bay GeoRally
Welcome to the 2018 North Bay GeoRally!
May 5, 2018
Here's how it works:
- We'll start by meeting up at 9:00 am at a parking lot in Santa Rosa, California. There is a $4 parking fee - you may either pay the parking fee, or park off campus.
- Once instructions are given, you'll head out, following predetermined routes that will take you through some Sonoma County countryside and cityside in spring. Be sure to read all the paperwork I hand out very carefully - you never know what I might hide in there :)
- As you travel the route, you'll need to keep a keen eye out for things you might see along the way, and answer questions about what you've seen.
- There are over 90 active caches within 1/10 mile of the route, including virtual, traditional, puzzles, and a letterbox! There will also be brand-new caches published along the route! If there are any you haven't found before, feel free to grab them as you travel your route.
- There will be special caches placed along the route with supplemental questions to be answered for bonus points.
- The rally will allow you to see some great Sonoma County scenery, grab some caches along the way or enjoy wine tasting, shopping, or anything else.
- I highly recommend that each team participating have at least 2 people - 1 driver and 1 navigator - but more would be even better! Trust me, you'll want to pack your cars with sets of eyes!
- At 5:15 pm we'll meet up again at the finishing point for a grand event, scoring of the route sheets, general geo-socializing, a fun raffle, and other activities to be announced later.
- Speaking of the raffle, if you give me an item to donate for the raffle (at registration), you'll get a hint for one of the questions on the rally route. One hint per team.
- There's a bonus that you'll have to find by solving a puzzle. Pieces of the puzzle will be distributed in new caches placed along the route!
There are a few other twists that I'll announce at the start of
the event :)
The rally has you visit a number of spots around the area. To save you a lot of time entering coordinates into your GPS, I have compiled the waypoints into a GPX file, as well as a KML file. Download your preferred format (Right-click for Windows/Control-click for Mac on the link and choose 'save' or 'download' to download the file. There may be a few 'extra' waypoints in the files - the exact route will be handed out at the event :)
See you there!!