Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hatfield McCoy Geocaching Trail To Open

A Hatfield McCoy geocaching trail opens Saturday and encompasses the mountains of Kentucky and West Virginia. Kelly Moore, a trail organizer from Pike County, says the Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail will allow people to explore 15 historic locations around Pike County in Kentucky and Mingo and Logan counties in West Virginia, and retrace the steps of those who took part in the Hatfield and McCoy feud in the 1800s. At 10:00 A.M. Saturday, a kickoff event will take place at the Williamson Coal House on Second Avenue in Williamson, West Virginia. Friday night, a reservation-only pig roast will be at the Linkous House Bed and Breakfast in Williamson. Saturday, each geocache will contain a stamp that participants may collect and enter on a brochure available at the Coal House. Finders who log the completion of all 15 caches Saturday will receive a special-edition Hatfield and McCoy GeoTrail coin. Geocaching is simply "a high-tech treasure-hunting game using" a handheld GPS or a GPS-enabled smartphone. People must have one of the devices to participate.