Richmond Rally Number 9 GC47NF5

Pocahontas State Park, Algonquian Ecology Camp Dining Hall 11:00am until whenever Parking fee of $5 for day visitors on Saturday 6th Annual Cache Container Contest ! 50/50 Raffle ! Geo Raffle in a Bag ! Turkey Shoot ! Geo-BINGO ! Games and Puzzles ! New Caches, with FREE Waypoint Loading ! Cache Container toss ! and lots of other fun things !

beatrix_potter_number_9_-_a622Once again, the CVGA crew is headed south of the river to celebrate geocaching within the beautiful confines of Pocahontas State Park. We have reserved the Dining Hall for Saturday, June 8, 2013 to hold the ninth annual Richmond Rally geocaching event. It’s another chance to put a face to all those names you see in the logs or on the forums and meet some new folks as well! We’ve got the shelter until sunset and plan to kick things off at around 11:00am. Bring some geo-cash for the raffles, and various fun games you may want to participate in! Who knows, you might just win a great prize PLUS bragging rights!GOING GREEN….Once again, we will not have a booklet of caches in the park to hand out. Many attendees have found the older ones and do not need another booklet, many cache with SmartPhones and can get that info instantly, and CVGA has decided not to go to the expense of printing. That said, we WILL have a sheet listing newly released caches in the park and also nearby. SO – please download or print the caches you may want to do while at the rally, or find a buddy with a cool phone App…GENERAL INFORMATION:

PARKING INFORMATION The parking fee is $5 per car for day visitors on Saturday. Parking is included (for 2 vehicles) with camping fees. Parking fees are required anytime you park a car at Pocahontas State Park – whether you go into the main park area or not. There are a couple of drop boxes in the larger parking areas or you can pick up a parking pass at the main entrance. The State of Virginia has various annual and lifetime passes that frequent visitors may be interested in. Also, Friends of Pocahontas State Park volunteers can earn a yearly parking pass with volunteer hours.

CAMPING INFORMATION Camping is available, make reservations thru the park’s website on your own – tell them you are geocaching, and they will try to group you with other cachers. We have reserved the Appamatack cabins, which sleep 28 total, and are located near the Dining Hall. Cost for cabins is $8 a person or $25 for a family of 4 or more; email icefrog for more info. The cabins will be first come, first serve, so try to decide early if you are interested.

FOOD INFORMATION: Please take a look through the previous RSPV logs to see what we’ll need, and then when you do your RSVP mention what you’ll be bringing to share for lunch! CVGA will provide the meat, more info to come as to what that might be. Options are: Side dishes, sweet/dessert dishes, paper goods (plates/napkins/plasticware for 100 people), or the ever-popular “Just let me know what you need!”

WAYPOINT LOADING We hope to have a few laptops to load waypoints centered around the event into your GPS receivers! This will save you a lot of time since there are going to be several new caches activated just in time for this event, and this way you won’t have to input all the coordinates yourself. We’ll have all the gear needed to load Garmin and Magellan GPSr’s.If you use another brand of GPS receiver, you can bring your interface cable and a device driver disc and we’ll do our best to help you. We’ll be loading the closest 200 caches (10 mile radius around the Rally), give or take a few, so make sure there’s room for these in your GPS or plan on deleting your waypoints before we load your unit.

SWIMMING INFORMATION Pocahontas State Park’s Pool and Aquatic Recreation Center is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Cachers who are camping enjoy one day of free swimming for each night of overnight camping.

MUSEUM INFORMATION Both the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and the Nature Center will be open on Saturday during the event. Feel free to drop by and learn a little bit more about the young men who lived here while they developed the Swift Creek Recreation Area in the 1930s and the creatures who live here today!