The Land Between the Lakes 2020 Heritage Geocache Challenge: Trigg County Bicentennial
Begins Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
The annual Heritage Geocache Challenge is put on by the Heritage Program at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area as part of our outreach to the public, to get people to explore their forest and their history, and to share the unique heritage of the families from Between the Rivers.
This year, there were two challenges. The first focused on the African American heritage of Lyon County Between the Rivers. The second challenge, beginning this week, focuses on the Bicentennial of Trigg County.
About the Geocaches
This is the fifth year of the Heritage Geocache Challenge at the Land Between the Lakes and, like in previous years, we like people to learn about the families that once lived between the rivers. In each watertight box is a laminated and folded card with information about sites near where you are visiting. Take a moment to look this card over and you might see a historical photo and learn about the people who once lived in this wonderful place we now call the Land Between the Lakes! The geocaches might not always be located at the precise location discussed on the cards, so explore the area and see what you can find.
For the “Land Between the Lakes 2020 Heritage Geocache Challenge: Trigg County Bicentennial”, there are 6 geocaches placed in Trigg County in Land Between the Lakes related to the history and heritage of the area. If you locate each geocache, and collect a numbered aluminum tree tag from each cache, you can turn them in at the Golden Pond Visitor Center for one of 200 Challenge Coins created for this event. The commemorative coin for this event features Nathan Futrell, Revolutionary War drummer boy and Trigg County pioneer.
We strongly urge geocachers to wear bright clothing and keep pets leashed at all times when geocaching, hiking, or anytime in the woods this time of year as archery deer season is currently underway on the Kentucky side of Land Between the Lakes.
Respect the Resource
We definitely ask that you respect the cultural and environmental resources that belong to us all on the National Recreation Area. Each and every one of us are stewards of the land. If you pack it in, please pack it out and feel free to remove any modern trash that might have been accidentally dropped by fellow hikers or geocachers. But don’t remove or disturb cultural items that might have been there for decades as these offer us clues to the way people lived and used the landscape in the past.
Links and Resources: Here’s How You Can Get Started!
If you’re interested in participating in the 2020 Heritage Geocache Challenge, visit www.geocaching.com and find “LBL Heritage” after registering (if you haven’t already).
There are 6 geocache locations focusing on Trigg County Heritage. Links to each of this year’s individual geocaches are posted below. You must be logged in to geocaching.com for these links to work:
- The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Geocache
- The Golden Pond Overlook Geocache
- The Hog Jaw Community Geocache
- The Nathan Futrell Geocache
- The Brooks House Geocache
- The Ironton Geocache
If you’re using the Geocaching app, you can also search by Geocache (begins with “GC”):
- The Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Geocache: GC927W6
- The Golden Pond Overlook Geocache: GC927XJ
- The Hog Jaw Community Geocache: GC927ZR
- The Nathan Futrell Geocache: GC927Z1
- The Brooks House Geocache: GC927VC
- The Ironton Geocache: GC927TX