Wild West Cache Bash – October 2-4, 2015

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STAY TUNED: We will post the coordinates for the modified geocaching poker run on Saturday, October 3 at 9 AM.  We will giving away $300 in CASH!

Join the geocaching fun in Helena, Montana as we spend the weekend caching the very best of the west!  We will be giving away lots of great prizes over the weekend including a first place $300 cash prize.  Caching activities Oct 2-4.

Registration is required to participate in the Wild West Cache Bash.
In order to register, you must create an account at www.geocaching.com.
Then click here to find the event listing. Reply as “Will Attend” and tell us how many will be in your party.
Registration due Wednesday, September 30.
Register to receive your commemorative Wild West Cache Bash geocoin and lunch ticket.

STAYING THE NIGHT? Click here for Cache Bash Hotel Rates!

Friday, October 2

7:00 pm – Wild West Cache Bash – Campfire Kick Off      GC62027

Come for geocaching ghost stories. We’re going to make some up some ghost stories before hand and we suggest that you do the same – won’t that be fun?!  We certainly know a few cachers who can tell a good story!

Cowboy songs by Montana cowboy, Bruce Anfinson in the lawn behind the Caretaker’s Cabin. Please dress for the weather. Bring your camp chair.

Saturday, October 3      

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9:00 am – Noon, Cache the Wild West Modified Poker Run |  Visit www.helenamt.com/wildwest to get the coordinates of these caches, to be published 10/3/15 at 9:00 am.

Join us for a morning adventure and find five new caches. You will write down a special password from each of the event caches – more details will be at www.helenamt.com/wildwest2015. Starting at 11:30 am, come join us for lunch in the historic Reeder’s Alley and redeem your passwords for a chance to win $300 in cash for the first place prize. First and second places will be awarded. New Helena geocaching coins for the first 50 attendees. One coin per family.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Helena History Fair 

Once you collect your cards, come check out the Helena History Fair, happening across the street from our lunch location at Reeder’s Alley. There will be an archery shoot, atlatl throwing, telegraphers, historical impersonators, and more.

10:30 am, The Big Read “True Grit” Story Time & Crafts | Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT

Children up to 8 years old are welcome to join for story time and crafts in the large meeting room at the Lewis & Clark Library.

11:00 am – Noon, Guided Pioneer Cabin Tours | 212 S. Park Avenue, Helena, MT

Come join us for a guided tour of the Pioneer Cabin, Helena’s oldest documented dwelling, dating back to 1864. Expert historian, Ellen Baumler, will be leading the tour.

11:30 am, Chuck wagon Lunch

Lunch is on us in the lawn behind the Caretaker’s Cabin at Reeder’s Alley. Must be registered for the Cache Bash to obtain your lunch ticket.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Old Fashioned Fun 

After you enjoy your grub. Try your hand at sapphire mining, making your own ice cream, or our geocaching relay race. Be sure to get your photo with Rosie the GeoTour frog.

12:30 pm, The Big Read “True Grit” Story Time & Crafts | Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT

Children up to 8 years old are welcome to join for story time and crafts in the large meeting room at the Lewis & Clark Library.

1:00 pm, Free Trolley Tour of Helena 

At the base of Reeder’s Alley, catch the 1-hr historic Helena trolley tour. Learn more about our original treasure hunters, the miners from the late 1800’s. This tour is sure to take you back in time to the Wild West Helena.

7:30 pm, Group Night Cache | Bob’s Valley Market – 7507 N. Montana Avenue, Helena, MT

Meet us at Bob’s Valley Market and come experience geocaching under the blanket of the Montana starlight sky. A true western experience. This will be a night time cache hunt you won’t soon forget. If you’re trying to complete the GeoTour, this is your chance to get “Ghost Eyes”.

Sunday, October 4     

9:00 am – Wild West Cache Bash – Breakfast for a Cowboy   GC6203Q

No better way to celebrate the fun of geocaching than to share our tall tales over a plate of bacon and eggs. Come prepared to share your favorite geocaching story with the crowd. Breakfast at your own expense.