The CARW2020 caches will be published Thursday February 20, 2020 around 6:00 p.m. As the caches are published, an event organizer will be building a public bookmark list of the caches. The bookmark should be available within half an hour after the last cache is published. Premium Geocaching.com members can use the bookmark to create and download a pocket query to load the caches into their GPSr's. For non-premium members, the pocket query should be available at the Kick-off event and on the Download Page. This early publication is to give people an opportunity to spend some time solving puzzles and planning a good search route.
Please do not search for any CARW2020 caches prior to the 9am Saturday, February 22nd start.
A fun pre-event activity is to attend the kick-off event cache on Friday, February 21st evening to:
Meet some experienced cachers;
Absorb some knowledge from the experienced cachers;
Share with new cachers, maybe scare them with horror stories too!;
Find a caching buddy for the event if your spouse/kids/geodog have disowned you;
Meet up with your geocaching team, to plan your route;
Work on CARW puzzles, & compare answers, hopefully right answers; and
Drop off, pick up, and discover Travel Bugs.
Other mid-week event caches are held during CARW2020. A full list of associated events can be found here.
Searching for and finding CARW2020 caches starts at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22nd and continues through to 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 29th. Please do not search for caches before this time.
Participation in this event is whatever you want to make it. Some hardy cachers will forgo sleep and cache through the night with the objective of finding every cache published for the event. But this is not necessary to participate and have loads of fun. Many cachers will set a more modest objective such as finding five or ten caches each day or for only one day. You decide what is right for you. The Associated Mid-Week Event Caches are a good way to warm up, fuel up, and meet up to talk about your adventures so far.
At 12:00 Noon Saturday, February 29th. cache finding is over and everyone heads to the Wrap Up event to socialize and award prizes. Doors to the venue open at 12:00 Noon.
Voting will be electronic using Google Forms. See the categories page for information on categories and voting. At the Wrap Up event cache, please already have your voting done online.
Please Note: Wi-Fi will NOT be available at the Wrap Up event.
Everyone is encouraged to take pictures of their adventures and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 29th. to have them included in the slide show at the Wrap Up event. Pictures received after that time will not be included in the slide show but will still be considered for the web site picture gallery.
Above all, have a safe and fun filled CARW experience.