Diehard geocachers help kick off The Jack Trail 2.0

You can’t see them but dozens of treasures are hidden in and around Lynchburg for geocachers in what’s one part treasure hurt and one part tourism thanks to Experience Tennessee. | File Photo

LYNCHBURG — Around the world, folks hide millions and millions of geocaches much to the delight of collectors, who view it as a giant game of hide-and-seek. On Saturday, diehard geocachers gathered in Lynchburg to help celebrate the unveiling of The Jack Trail 2.0.

Held at the Tennessee Whiskey Trailhead across the street from the Jack Daniel’s Visitor’s Center, the event was the kick-off of an exciting enhancement of a geotour that spans the 13-county region of South Central Tennessee.

“The Jack Trail 2.0 is designed for adventurers of all levels, from seasoned geocachers to newcomers,” Director of Strategic Partnerships Dominic Gialdini, South Central Tennessee Tourism Association, said. “These trail expansions provide a perfect occasion for attendees to explore the trailhead, gather insights about the geotour, and discover the beauty and heritage of this region of Tennessee.”

This trail connects the dots between the diverse aspects of South Central Tennessee for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, and whiskey aficionados, creating a memorable experience for all participants.

After a brief presentation about the trail, attendees embarked on the hunt for a treasure trove of caches which uncover the area’s rich culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. 

To learn more, visit the Experience Tennessee website for geocaching 101 information and how to get started. •

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