Finding a good time

GeoWoodstock XV will run Wednesday, May 24, through Sunday, May 28. The Saturday gathering at the Haywood County Fairgrounds will feature a mix of games, seminars, vendor booths and other offerings as well as individual geocaching opportunities.

In the days leading up to that, other activities are scheduled around the region. A hike to the top of Mount Mitchell is planned for Wednesday, May 24, as is a happy hour social at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River. Thursday’s calendar includes a train ride at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, followed by dinner and drinks along the French Broad River at the Salvage Station in the River Arts District. On Friday morning, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway will screen short films from the Geocaching International Film Festival; visitors will also have a chance to experience the arts and crafts on display. A Friday afternoon and evening meet-and-greet at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville will provide a base of operations where cachers and visitors can connect, network and make plans for the weekend.

For more information, visit geowoodstock.info.

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About John Piper Watters
Former taxi driver, oyster shucker, landscaper, bartender, teacher, carpenter and commercial fisherman flirting with freelancing. I like fossils, frisbees, the desert Southwest, old stuff, big trees, junk drawers, sestinas, barn wood, dogs, fruit, salt water and sandwiches.

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