The following is from an email that ArkGeo received from Kim Hanson, aka Netinator. She would like to get Arkansas cachers involved.
This is a great opportunity for members of the Arkansas Geocachers Association to place some of their signature caches in another part of the state to share with all those that will visit this area.
There are several of us that have combined forces to sponsor a power trail or saturated area on the Arkansas State Park Delta Heritage Bike Trail, with permission from the Arkansas State Parks.
The Delta Heritage Trail State Park is a rails-to-trails conversion in southeast Arkansas that is being developed in phases along the 73-mile former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that stretches from one mile south of Lexa (six miles west of Helena) to Cypress Bend (five miles northeast of McGehee), the former route of The Delta Eagle.
The first 14 miles of trail have been completed from Helena junction to the Lakeview community and just across from Old Town Lake. Trailheads are located at Helena junction near Barton, Walnut Corner at the U.S. 49 overpass, Lick Creek (Ark. 85 just south of Barton), and in Lakeview. The Park has one cache on the trail (GC1CFCJ) and there is one at mile 13 near the end (GC18PDK).
We are soliciting geocaches from around multiple states which will highlight
an individual cachers strength. We like to think of it as a buffet of
caches where a visitor can sample some of the best the states have to
offer in one spot, in other words we are asking them to place their
SIGNATURE cache on the trail and we will take care of all maintenance
and problems that may arise due to the distance requirements of
Geocaching.com. We have come up with three options for handling the
administrative end of it:
Option1: The first option would be to jump in the cachemobile and head
for The Delta Heritage Trail with your favorite cache safely stowed away. Stake out an area on the Trail which will be guaranteed to take your breath
away. If you are out of range then use one of the many volunteers to
take care of the cache and have it published and become part of the Taste of Arkansas geocaching style.
Option2: The second option would be to put one of your signature
caches together, box it up and send it to one of us. We will find a
really special place to hide it and then send you the coordinates so you
can put your personal touches on the web page and still own the rights
to the cache.
Option3: The next option would be to get your cache together and send
it to one of us and we will do the rest of the work, including getting
it published. The nice thing about this option is that you will be able
to come over here, enjoy the power trail, and get a smiley for finding
your own cache. We would put your name on the cache but the credit would
go to one of us.
The Arkansas State Parks has granted permission for this project and will grant us ONE State Permit for all the caches along the trail
If you see any potential problems please contact me to work out a
resolution. Thanks for all you do to support the Geocaching community
and we look forward to placing Chuck Walla’s first cache for all the work he will have to do to help us out.
Please contact [email protected] Box up a signature cache with your name, address, caching name, and phone number attached to it, with instructions and preferences of placement.
Send all caches to
Kim Hanson – Netinator
2121 Germantown Rd So Suite 4
Germantown, Tennessee 38138