TREK TEN AGAIN IN 2009 marks the second year of the Foundation's
highly successful TREK TEN TRAILS Program.  This year's treks  
officially began November 1, 2008 with a guided tour of the hiking trails
at Circle B Bar Reserve.  You have until mid-October 2009 to complete at
least ten of the 15 featured trails - you pick which ten.  You may trek on
your own at your own pace - or come out for the guided hikes of the five
new trails added this year.  A whole year of trekking fun - or do all ten in a
weekend!

FIVE NEW TRAILS INCLUDE GUIDED HIKES
ALL TREKS BEGIN AT 9:00 AM SHARP!
NOVEMBER 1, 2008         CIRCLE B BAR RESERVE
          
VIEW PHOTOS OF EVENT
DECEMBER 6, 2008         COLT CREEK STATE PARK
          
VIEW PHOTOS OF EVENT
JANUARY 17, 2009            LAKE KISSIMMEE STATE PARK
          VIEW PHOTOS OF EVENT
FEBRUARY 21, 2009        LAKE WALES RIDGE STATE FOREST
           (Reedy Creek / Paula Dockery Trail)
            
VIEW PHOTOS OF EVENT        
MAY 2, 2009                       GREEN SWAMP EAST
            
 VIEW PHOTOS OF EVENT

TREK TEN OF YOUR CHOICE!
Just like before, you will find a self-inking stamp hidden in a geocache
along each trail.  Use the stamp to validate your trek and then
mail your
VALIDATION CARD by October 5, 2009
to be eligible for fabulous prizes
and a certificate of completion.  Our Friends of the Parks Foundation has
formed an alliance with the annual Water Wings & Wild Things event to
host our 2009 Trek Ten Again Grand Finale Celebration and subsequent
kickoffs.  
GRAND FINALE OCTOBER 31, 2009 - BE THERE!
VALIDATION CARDS are available FREE from any member of the Polk
County Library Cooperative, and Polk Outpost 27.  Then just download
the FACTSHEETS from the chart below for the ten treks of your choice!  
FACTSHEETS contain GPS coordinates plus "walking directions" for
finding hidden caches without a GPS unit.  Get started today!  
                  
  FIND A LIBRARY
Validation Cards will also be available at each of the guided hike events.

SO WHAT IS GEOCACHING?
LEARN MORE ABOUT GEOCACHING
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the
world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea
is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then
share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from
all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the
environment.
Visit
www.geocaching.com to get started today.  FREE!
FIVE NEW TRAILS have been added - complete with fresh
geocache hides for your continued Trek Ten outdoor fun in 2010 . . .
in                                       
 Central Florida's Polk County.
2010 is the third year of the Foundation's highly successful TREK
TEN TRAILS Program.  This year's treks officially begins November 14,
2009 with a guided tour of the hiking trails at MacKay Gardens and
Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred.  You will have until October 2010 to
complete at least ten of the 21 featured trails - you pick which ten.  You
may trek on your own at your own pace - or come out for the guided
hikes of the five new trails added this year, plus five from 2009 with new
geocache locations.   A whole year of trekking fun - or do all ten in a
weekend!

2010 TREK EVENT SCHEDULE
TREK EVENTS BEGIN AT 9:00 AM SHARP!

OCTOBER 31, 2009  




NOVEMBER 14, 2009  


DECEMBER 12, 2009

2010 TREK TEN
GRAND FINALE
October 30, 2010





CIRCLE B BAR RESERVE
4399 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33812
TREK TEN OF YOUR CHOICE!

Just like before, you will find a self-inking stamp hidden in
a geocache along each trail.  Use the stamp to validate
your trek and then
mail your VALIDATION CARD by
October 15, 2010
to be eligible for fabulous prizes and a
certificate of completion.  Our Friends of the Parks
Foundation has formed an alliance with the annual Water
Wings & Wild Things event to host our 2010 Trek Ten
Grand Finale Celebration.

2010 GRAND FINALE OCTOBER 30, 2010


SO WHAT IS GEOCACHING?
LEARN MORE ABOUT
GEOCACHING

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played
throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with
GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden
containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share
your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people
of all ages who have a strong sense of community and
support for the environment.
Visit
www.geocaching.com to get started today.  FREE!

FREE VALIDATION CARDS
 from any
member of the Polk County Library Cooperative, Polk
Outpost 27, Polk's Nature Discovery Center (Circle B Bar
Reserve), and the Lake Wales Depot Museum.
                
FIND A LIBRARY
Validation Cards will also be available at each of the
guided trek events.


DOWNLOAD FACTSHEETS from the
chart below for the ten treks of your choice!  FACTSHEETS
contain GPS coordinates, plus easy-to-follow written
instructions for cache finds without a GPS!.
                  
JOIN THE FUN!                                
2009 GRAND FINALE
CELEBRATION AT
NOON!
CIRCLE B BAR
RESERVE
Trek on your own!
2010 GRAND OPENING
MACKAY GARDENS
Coffee & Donuts, Exhibits
COLT CREEK STATE PARK
Coffee & Donuts, Tram Rides
LAKE KISSIMMEE STATE PARK
PEACE RIVER HAMMOCK
TIGER CREEK PRESERVE
LAKE WALES RIDGE STATE FOREST
LAKELAND HIGHLANDS SCRUB
VAN FLEET STATE TRAIL
MOSAIC PEACE RIVER PARK
Coffee & Donuts
JANUARY 9, 2010
JANUARY 30, 2010
FEBRUARY 13, 2010
MARCH 13, 2010
APRIL 10, 2010
SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
OCTOBER 2, 2010
Links to Our
Special
Friends
and Sponsors
Auburndale TECO  
FACTSHEET
Bok Tower Gardens BONUS
FACTSHEET
Circle B-Bar  
FACTSHEET
Colt Creek State Park  
FACTSHEET
Crooked Lake Prairie  
FACTSHEET
Fort Fraser Trail  
FACTSHEET
Gator Creek Reserve  
FACTSHEET
Green Swamp East  
FACTSHEET
Hickory Lake Scrub  
FACTSHEET
DISCONTINUED  Lake Hollingsworth  
FACTSHEET
Lake Kissimmee State Park  
FACTSHEET
Lake Wales Depot Museum  
FACTSHEET
Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
FACTSHEET
Lakeland Highlands Scrub  
FACTSHEET
NEW FOR 2010 Mackay Gardens  
FACTSHEET
NEW FOR 2010  Mosaic Peace River Park
FACTSHEET
NEW FOR 2010 Peace River Hammock  
FACTSHEET
Saddle Creek Nature Trail  
FACTSHEET
SUMICA Trail   
FACTSHEET
NEW FOR 2010 Tiger Creek Preserve  
FACTSHEET
NEW FOR 2010 Van Fleet State Trail
FACTSHEET