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Monroe Lake Earthcache Challenge, Monroe Lake
Start Date: 10/13/2019 All Day
End Date: 10/13/2019
Event Description:
Monroe Lake Earthcache Challenge

We're celebrating Earth Science Week at Monroe Lake and Sunday, October 13 is International Earthcache Day! Earthcaches take you to specific locations (using GPS coordinates) and encourage you to explore and learn more about what you find there. 

To complete the Monroe Lake Earthcache Challenge, you will need to visit five earthcaches near the lake that highlight our local geological features. 

Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a 2020 Indiana State Parks Annual Entrance Pass!

Requirements: You need to have/create a FREE account on geocaching.com in order to access the earthcache information and participate in this challenge. You also need either a smartphone (enter the earthcache's GPS coordinates into a mapping app to get driving directions), or a stand-alone GPS unit and a digital camera.

Earthcache Challenge Instructions

All five earthcaches in the challenge must be visited on Sunday, October 13.

Visit each earthcache's webpage and read about the location. Using the GPS coordinates and site description, travel to and physically locate each of the five earthcaches.

Take a selfie at each earthcache.

Answer the questions about each earthcache (they are included on the webpages).

Email the selfies WITH your answers to the earthcache questions to jvance@dnr.in.gov. Submit each earthcache as a SEPARATE email, with the earthcache’s ID in the subject line. All five emails must be submitted by Monday, October 14.

(Optional: If you want to officially log the earthcache on geocaching.com, follow the instructions on the earthcache’s webpage, in addition to submitting them to jvance.)

Earthcaches in the Challenge
Enter the earthcache’s ID into the search bar at geocaching.com to bring up its webpage.

GC55G87: It's Not My Fault...It's Mt Carmel's
GC7Q4PN: Stylolites!
GC7Q7BH: Spalling
GC7Q4PW: Fossilized Worm Markings
GC61JVM: Monroe Lake Cutaway

Bonus! We'll give you a second entry into the prize drawing if you ALSO visit the bonus earthcache. Unlike the other five, this one requires some hiking to reach: GC5ZXCT: Crinoid Limestone Bioherm.
Location Information:
Monroe Lake  (View Map)
4850 S. State Road 446
Bloomington, IN 47401
Monroe
Contact Information:
Name: Paynetown Activity Center
Phone: 8128379967
Email: jvance@dnr.IN.gov
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