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1 Triangle Adventure Ideas

2 Who am I? Mom in Chapel Hill Triangle Moms on Main Vend Raleigh I have 3 boys. I love to be outside.

3 Why Get Out? Its good for everyone Little explorers need to explore Be a good role model Family bonding Family memories Regular exercise in nature is proven to improve childrens physical and mental health. Outdoor activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, boosts their immunity and bone health and lowers stress. Lets Move Outside, administered by the Department of Interior, was created to get kids and families to take advantage of Americas great outdoors-which abound in every city, town and community. And together, these agencies oversee more than one-fifth of the nations land – including millions of acres of National forests, parks and trails. Kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day to stay healthy, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside. By linking parents to nearby parks, trails and waters – and providing tips and ideas – Lets Move Outside can help families develop a more active lifestyle. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. If we don't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. From letsmove.gov :

4 Ways to get going 1.Geocaching 2.Letterboxing 3.Scavenger Hunts

5 Geocaching What is it? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

6 Geocaching What Do I Need? Internet access - GPS device -Trinkets to trade - A good name - Good shoes - Sense of adventure GPS device: A handheld GPS device GPS-enabled Cell Phone

7 Geocaching How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to Create account (free!).www.geocaching.com

8 Geocaching What is it? Create account.

9 Geocaching How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to Create account (free!).www.geocaching.com 2.Search for a cache.

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11 My zipcode + 25 miles

12 Map this location

13 Geocaching How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to Create account (free!).www.geocaching.com 2.Search for a cache. 3.Pick your cache and get information.

14 Name of cache Coordinates Information Hint & code

15 Geocaching How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to Create account (free!).www.geocaching.com 2.Search for a cache. 3.Pick your cache and get information. 4.Load coordinates in to your GPS and go find your cache.

16 Geocaching How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to Create account (free!).www.geocaching.com 2.Search for a cache. 3.Pick your cache and get information. 4.Load coordinates in to your GPS and go find your cache. 5.Log your cache.

17 Geocaching Tips & Tricks Last Found Date Look at Icons Read logged hunts & comments Codes to know – TFTH, TNLN Apps

18 Geocaching Other Fun Things Microcaches Virtual caches Ghost caches Minicaches Log in!

19 Geocaching Consider Planting a Cache Fun to track Be prepared for maintenance

20 Letterboxing What Is It? Letterboxing is an intriguing treasure hunt style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth. There are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox's stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox's logbook. Letterboxing is said to have started in England in 1854 when a Dartmoor National Park guide, James Perrott of Chagford, left a bottle by Cranmere Pool with his calling card in it an an invitation to those who found the bottle to add theirs. Eventually, visitors began leaving a self-addressed post card or note in the jar, hoping for them to be returned by mail by the next visitor (thus the origin of the term letterboxing; letterbox is a British term for a mailbox). This practice ended in time, however, and the current custom of using rubber stamps and visitors log books came into use. It caught on in the US in 1998 after an article in Smithsonian magazine.article in Smithsonian magazine

21 Letterboxing How Do I Do It? What you need: - Internet access - Rubber Stamp - Ink Pad - Sketch Book - A good name - Good shoes - Sense of adventure

22 Letterboxing How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to (No account needed.)www.atlasquest.com

23 Letterboxing

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25 Letterboxing How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to (No account needed.)www.atlasquest.com 2.Search for a letterbox.

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27 Chapel Hill, NC + 30 miles

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29 Letterboxing How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to (No account needed.)www.atlasquest.com 2.Search for a letterbox. 3.Pick your box and get the clue.

30 Name Location Clue Comments

31 Take the red trail at Wilson park. The trail meanders up and down, and can be muddy at times. When the red and green trails intersect, go green and you will see a rail fence. Follow green trail to creek. Cross creek here and keep straight passing playground on left. At 2nd Bolin Forest II HOA sign there is a foot bridge. Cross the foot bridge and turn left. Before raised manhole #4 you will see a post on you right. With your back to the post with #12 on it. Walk straight down the path 140 steps. Always keeping the water on your left. When you reach 140 steps STOP. Turn Right and about 10 steps off trail is a spiky tree root. Chatham is tucked under left side under rock. This stamp was carved just to honor my youngest son's great imagination. Hope you enjoy. Letterboxing: Clues

32 Letterboxing How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to (No account needed.)www.atlasquest.com 2.Search for a letterbox. 3.Pick your box and get the clue. 4.Go find your letterbox.

33 Letterboxing How Do I Do It? 1.Log on to (No account needed.)www.atlasquest.com 2.Search for a letterbox. 3.Pick your box and get the clue. 4.Go find your letterbox. 5.Stamp away. Consider logging your find.

34 Letterboxing You Might Want To Know…The Icons

35 Rules for Letterboxing & Geocaching Cache in/Trash Out Leave it as you found it, if not better Dont let muggles see Respect the game (spoilers, planting a find) Youre going to win some and lose some Share the information

36 The Scavenger Hunt How to Nest for Less- camping/kids/scavengerhunt.htm nature-hunt-project/a/1341/ I am Momma Hear Me Roar- Pinterest DIY

37 Consider the Age What can you expect your children to do? What do they enjoy? Try it all out before committing too much.

38 The Nitty-Gritty 1.Know Before You Go 2.Disasters 3.Things to Take

39 Know Before You Go Plot your hike Know how to get there Know where to park Know the hours Know the weather Know when the sun goes down Have a Plan B Strollers/ Carriers

40 Disasters Bathrooms Fatigue The right clothes Dont get lost!

41 Things To Take Water Snacks or picnic Information for your hike Sunscreen & Bug Spray Hats Diaper bag? A Camera

42 Literature & Resources Your local parks & rec website Apex Cary Raleigh Chapel Hill Carrboro Pittsboro Morrisville Jordan Lake

43 Have Fun! Send me your feedback! Allison at (also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+)


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