Posted by D. Stewart on January 14, 2015
The Prairie Winds Adventure Trail consists of 52 caches in southern Alberta, between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, and south to the U.S. border.
This series of geocaches will take you to such places as Red Rock Canyon (where you can find an earthcache), museums (the Etizcom Museum and the Galt Museum in Lethbridge), and to Milk River and Warner. You will discover a lot of interesting facts about Alberta and visit many unknown and nearly forgotten areas. You will literally be walking in the footsteps of people long past, and standing in the shadows of where history took place, with your own personal tour guide in the form of detailed history on the geocache pages. You will be amazed at the rich history in Southern Alberta you never knew.
For any member who finds at least 40 of these caches, and contacts the cache owner (EO-Leth), they will get an exclusive, limited edition Prairie Winds Adventure Trail geocoin.
Keep in mind, the trails are not easily completed. It will take you two or three days, during which time you will travel about 1000km. Put these trails on your list this summer, stand in the shadows of history, see the buildings which remain and build memories of your own.
|Photo Credit: Nezgar & Vana, while touring the Prairie Winds Adventure Trails|
|Wrentham, AB. One of the stops you will make along the way. (above)|
Approximate Time for Completion: 2 - 3 days.
Cost of Geocoin: $0 (for those who qualify; fully trackable on geocaching.com)
Pro Tip: Pack plenty of food and water and keep an eye on your gas gauge. There aren't as many rest stops as you may want, especially in the evenings and it is really easy to lose track of time (and distance). Gas isn't readily available in some of the small communities, especially after hours. Two of the geocaches, "Pinhorn" and "Mary", are only available in dry conditions with a 4x4 vehicle.
This blog entry is part of a larger resource. LINK TO GEOWYRM'S GEO-TOURISM