LakeQuest

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Welcome to LakeQuest!

Many of you are already familiar with Lake Lignanore’s
annual LakeQuest, but for those who are
not, it is a wonderful way for you and your family
to get to know our beautiful neighborhoods and
scenic trails.

2018 brings new boxes to find and coordinates to follow starting May 1 (available at lakelinganore.com/quests).

 2018 LakeQuest

New 2018 Quests are available May 1 until October 31 in the form of Letterboxes and Geocaches. Learn more and start questing at: www.lakelinganore.org/quests/.

2018 LakeQuest Prize Packages

1. “Out on the Water” (Trailblazer 100 NXT Kayak)
2. “Throw Down” (KanJam Disc Game)
3. “Catching Shade” (10FT x 10FT Instant Up Canopy)

How to be entered

•Each registered find is one entry
•The first 5 people to find a letterbox or geocache and register their find (lakelinganore.org/quests for registering instructions), will receive a LakeQuest bag and an extra entry into a prize package. There will be a specific stamp (letterbox) and phrase on the log (geocache) members will have to record when registering
to be entered.
•Anyone who submits a letterbox or geocache that is approved and placed will receive a LakeQuest bag (until bags run out) and two entries to the 2018 prize package. Learn how to submit at lakelinganore.org/quests.
•The first ten people to locate and register the 2018 original eight (total) letterboxes and geocaches will receive two additional entries to the 2018 prize packages.

What is LakeQuest?

LakeQuest is a unique opportunity for Lake Linganore residents to get outside and take advantage of all the wonderful amenities our community has to offer. Quests encourage you (or your team) to explore self-guided challenges called “Quests” at Lake Linganore’s trails, lakes, and other natural amenities. 2018’s LakeQuest begins May 1 and can be found here: QUESTS

Who can participate?

LakeQuest is intended to get folks out to explore and enjoy the trails, lakes, and natural amenities in our community. Quests are for all ages: each household within the Lake Linganore community can participate in LakeQuest.

What are Quests?

Quests are mini-adventures that will encourage exploring Linganore’s trails, lakes, and other natural amenities and require teams to complete a challenge. Over the years, these challenges typically incorporate fun puzzles about history, ecology, wildlife, conservation, amenities, outdoor skills, and principles, or other similar topics into physical outdoor activities on our trails and waterways (such as hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, or exploring a stream or other natural amenity). You can find Quest instructions on the side bar (either past Logbook Quests or current Letterboxes and Geocaches).

2018 Quests are in the form of Letterboxes and Geocaches (learn more below).

What are Letterboxing and Geocaching?

Letterboxing

Letterboxing are is a treasure hunt, of sorts, that takes place in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Questers use clues to find Letterboxes carefully hidden in out of the way places, and sometimes not so out of the way places. Inside every box is your prize, which is often a stamp that has been hand carved by the creator of the box. Once you have found what you seek, you stamp your prize into your logbook and leave a stamp of your own and a note for the creator to let them know how much you appreciated the fun adventure they took you on.

Geocaching

Geocaches is a not unlike letterboxing, except instead of using clues to find your treasure, players use GPS coordinates and GPS-enabled devices, such as smart phones. Once you have entered the coordinates into your device it will assist you in finding your cache; caches range in size, so you have to have a keen eye and thoroughly search the area for your prize. Some boxes can be so small that they only have room for a small roll of paper, and some boxes are big enough to hold a logbook and various items or trinkets that players can exchange. Just like Letterboxing, once you have entered your find into both logbooks (yours and the box) you have to be sure to place them back exactly as you found them to ensure that the next player that comes along has the same great experience that you had!

We hope this quick guide has piqued your interest and invite you to check out the following websites for more information on these exciting hobbies: www.atlasquest.com and www.geocaching.com.

But Wait! I Have More Questions!

Please feel free to contact LLALakeQuest@gmail.com. This email is monitored by volunteers, please be patient for your response.