After two weeks in the deep freeze, Matt Brickman was getting a little stir crazy. So for this week’s Guest Pass, he headed outside to have fun in the snow while geocaching at Oakdale Nature Preserve.
It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors — whether it’s hunting, fishing, or just taking in the fall colors. But if not for a pilot program in some Minneapolis high schools, a group of teenagers might not have ever had the chance to experience it all.
Some say the more we focus on technology, the less we appreciate the world’s natural beauty. But over the past several years, Minnesota state parks have seen the opposite.
The significance of Pi Day has caught on throughout the nation and world. Anyone can celebrate the day in any way. Here are several examples of the more creative ways to celebrate Pi Day in Minnesota.
A new geocaching program centered on Minnesota bird life will begin on Saturday (National Get Outdoors Day), offering long-time and novice geocachers the chance to learn about native avian life and the challenge of finding new caches in state parks, the DNR said.
Geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting activity for out-of-doors types, will continue after the current program ends next month, the DNR says.
Hidden deep in Minnesota’s woods and along the lakes are thousands of hidden treasures called geocaches.
A three-block section of a bike trail was closed Monday morning in Canon Falls, Minn., after a geocaching object found near the trail was thought to be a pipe bomb, police said.