Indiana Dunes State Park will host a special Geocache Adventure on Jan. 19.
The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Using GPS units, participants will travel the park and nearby duneland area while performing outdoor challenges.
A special aspect of this year’s event includes the “Spot of Soup Run.” Participants will be challenged to complete a special passport that requires sampling signature soups from well known local restaurants. Try the soups, collect the stamps and race back to the park’s nature center by 4 p.m.
The day will end with a chili dump in which participants are invited to bring chili to dump into a kettle that will be cooked over a fire at the nature center. Awards and door prizes will be given out during dinner.
Participants can register and learn more about the event by going to <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/" target="_blank">geocaching.com</a> and searching ZIP code 46304 to find the event listing.
“You only need a GPS unit and a sense of adventure,” said Brad Bumgardner, park interpreter. “It’s a great opportunity to play in the winter weather while getting a sample of the best warm ups in the duneland area.”
The program, including the soup sampling, is free after paying the park entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $10 per out-of-state vehicle.
For more information, call (219) 926-1390.
Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.