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TREK TEN TRAILS AGAIN
GRAND FINALE
October 31, 2009





CIRCLE B BAR RESERVE
4399 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33812
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!
TREK TEN AGAIN IN 2009
For more information on the inaugural year of TREK TEN TRAILS and to
preview photos from each of those treks,
click here!
IMPORTANT!  Replace the Home Coordinates (A) with your street address to obtain
driving directions from the links in the chart below.  
CLICK HERE for a list of applicable
attributes displayed on FACTSHEETS for each of the Trek Ten Trails.
Click Here to Print
"Official Online"
VALIDATION
CARD
LAKE WALES TRAILWAY geocache has been disabled and validation stamp
moved to the BOK BONUS TREK!!  Call (863) 534-4340 if you have questions.
Also, due to construction,
COLT CREEK cache moved June 27, 2009.  New info below.
BEFORE YOU GO . . . Hiking Safety Tips