Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2015 - 20
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500 miles of glistening
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Blue Ridge Mountains.
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SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE
Cachers have come from 22 states to Berkeley County.
region, the city has drawn cachers from
22 states and several other countries
since the Martinsburg-Berkeley County
Convention and Visitors Bureau
launched its first two geocaching trails.
"We have all different types of caches
that appeal to many different people-
power caches, gadget caches, trails
(with coins as prizes), multi-caches,"
says Laura Gassler, executive director of
the Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB.
The Villages of Berkeley County
trail, launched in summer 2013, takes
visitors on a 14-stop tour that highlights the county's natural beauty and
rich history, while the Gadgets of
Berkeley County trail, launched in
March 2014, offers a unique challenge
with caches that have to be manipulated somehow to be opened. Some of
the caches require gadgets like wires,
batteries or keys to open them.
"Berkeley County has a lot of very
unique gadget caches, and a lot of them
are mine," says Tim Eggleston, the mastermind who designed and built the
caches on the Gadgets of Berkeley
Eggleston is currently working with
the Martinsburg-Berkeley County CVB
to design a third trail, dubbed the
Mystery Caches of Berkeley County, to
be launched July 27.