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AZ White Mountains Podcast

Oct 5, 2016

This Episode Birdman chat with Lisa Horne about Route 66 White Mountain Geo Tour Grande Final Event.


Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour Presents

Free Grand Finale Event to the Public


SHOW LOW, ARIZONA— The Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour is hosting a free event to the public on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., at the Round Valley Dome in Eagar. Enjoy live music from Strange Brew, Planting Seedz, Fools Hollow Band and a live remote broadcast from Power 95.7. There will be a Kids’ Zone with a bounce house, rock wall and more! Plus, visit local booths from arts, crafts, food and market vendors. 


This free event is a culminating celebration of the Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour, a geocaching initiative to introduce desert dwellers, geocachers and tourists to OUR Arizona. But you need not be an out-of-towner to participate. Bring your passport with geocaches you have found from our GeoTour, and get an extra 20 points just for attending the Grand Finale Event! Each completed passport with at least 40 points will earn an official Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour trackable GeoCoin. Your completed passport will also be entered into a raffle drawing for an array of great prizes such as GPS devices, gift certificates and more!


Northeastern Arizona is a recreational gold mine. OUR Arizona is where outdoor enthusiasts experience the best of fishing, hunting, off-roading, skiing, tubing, sledding, camping and geocaching. OUR Arizona is a higher-elevation treasure trove full of history and Old West lore, encompassing the communities of Eagar, Navajo County, Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Snowflake, Springerville, St. Johns, Taylor and Winslow. Arizona is known for its desert climate, cactus, hot summers and mild winters, but OUR Arizona is a unique contradiction.


What is Geocaching:

Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.


What is a GeoTour:

GeoTours are a series of geocaches tied together by a common theme, such as the history, recreation or points of interest of a given area or region. There is no fixed itinerary, like on a traditional trail, but rather a series of points of interest in a self-guided, goal-oriented plan.


What is the Route 66 GeoTour Passport:

The Official Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour Passport functions as a logbook for you to track your progress as you hunt specially placed geocaches along the tour. This passport lets you record “special codes” from the geocaches you find in order to qualify for the Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour Special Edition GeoCoin. Earn extra cache dash points if you stay or eat at our participating sponsor lodgers and restaurants. Earn 20 points on your passport just for attending the GeoTour Grand Finale event!


What is a GeoCoin:

The Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour GeoCoin is a uniquely designed coin created to reward geocachers who complete our GeoTour Passport by collecting points for finding specific geocaches, as well as dining and lodging with our sponsors. Each GeoCoin is trackable on


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Northeastern Arizona is a recreational gold mine. Fishing, hunting, off-roading, skiing, tubing, sledding, camping, and geocaching are plentiful throughout OUR Arizona! The Route 66 White Mountain GeoTour brings our communities together to showcase all of this and more so that you can explore northeastern Arizona's small-town charm combined with great geocaching. Join us for an excellent sampling of the sights, sounds and experiences that make this expansive region special, and for the unique opportunity of a one-of-a-kind road trip and adventure that will be sure to have you coming back again and again! Welcome to OUR Arizona!