The Emmet County History Quest Geo-trail takes participants on a scavenger hunt throughout the county, looking for geocaches (containers) near important historical sites.
A souvenir pathtag will be awarded to the first 200 geocachers, beginning June 19, 2013, who locate 20 of the 26 newly placed caches. To be eligible for the pathtag, geocachers must travel from cache to cache, discovering the historic places in Emmet County and answering specific questions on the passport form.
Once a participant has completed 20 of the caches, they can take their passport to the Emmet County Building, 200 Division St., Suite 178, Petoskey, MI; or mail the passport to Beth Anne Piehl, at that same address, to receive a collectible souvenir pathtag.
Emmet County has over 500 geocaches, and getting started is easy:
- Download the new History Quest passport.
- Register for a free Basic Membership at www.geocaching.com.
- Visit the “Hide and Seek a Cache” page.
- Enter your postal code and click “search.” (A cache that starts with EMHQ [Emmet County History Quest] is part of the historic geo-trail.)
- Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
- Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS device.
- Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
- Upon finding the cache, sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
- Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
The Emmet County History Quest geocaches were placed by members of the Straits Area Geocachers of Northern Michigan (SAG): www.geo-cachers.com.