Interested in exploring a National Park? .How about doing some caching while you’re there? Picking up a new geocoin?
Grasslands National Park is on the US border about 1.5 hrs south of Swift Current. Here is a quick description taken from their website.
“Grasslands National Park is one of the few remaining natural grasslands in North America, a testament to the prairies as they existed for millennia before they were turned under by the settler’s plough. Here visitors really can watch the buffalo roam, the deer and the antelope play. Once near extinction, the plains bison, swift fox and black-footed ferret have been carefully re-introduced to their natural habitat. Wander through a black-tailed prairie dog colony, where these cute creatures, known for their distinctive barks and yips, groom, frolic and carry on with their business. Travel back through the layers of history as you step through expanses of dinosaur fossils, traverse First Nations encampments filled with tipi rings and wander the ruins of prairie homesteads.”
So you’re asking what does this all have to with caching and geocoins? The park has set up a series of caches. You stop in at the visitor center and get a park passport then go caching. After you have completed the caches and filled in your park passport you will have the opportunity to purchase a special edition geocoin celebrating the park and it’s natural wonders. And you get to go thru an awesome vista of natural prairie and rolling hills. How can you go wrong? For more information check out the geocaching programs outlined