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[geo-114] New Meetup: Balboa Park Cache-a-Thon

From: Sean K
Sent on: Thursday, August 7, 2008 8:57 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Geocaching San Diego Meetup Group!

What: Balboa Park-Half road and trail

When: September 14,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Hall of Champions Sports Museum
2131 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Balboa Park Cache-a-Thon

Okay, this should be an interesting event and it will be the first time I've tried something of this scale. There are a total of 28 Geocaches (downloaded from that are spread out, in and around Balboa Park. That includes one that is apparently inside the Zoo. I don't have passes, but if anyone does, they're welcome to detour and find this one as well.

I've set up the route moving in a counterclockwise direction around Balboa Park. The route (as a crow flies) is 4.6 miles, however, there will be a lot of cutting back and forth, and winding trails to reach some of these caches, so I would imagine it could be close to 8 miles when finished.

This is NOT a race. This is an exploration of Balboa Park and helping newcomers find their first caches, etc. We can stick together, or we can break off into smaller groups so as to give more people a chance to find their first cache. This all depends on how many show-up.

Follow this link to download the MapSource files or all the individual .loc files to load into your GPS. There's also a larger version of the satellite image overlay.

For a detailed look, there is a Google Earth file you can download at the link above.

It is highly recommended that you pack water, possibly some lunch (or you can buy lunch at a few places around the park).

As with any geocache, there is no guarantee it still exists. I have not checked each cache so there is a risk of not finding a few. Also, be sure to bring plenty of trinkets to share in the caches you find!

If you have any questions, please email me: thesunsetchaser at

Sean K.

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