Journeys of Dr. G at Tyler Arboretum

The sabbatical project continues, exploring all that Tyler Arboretum has to offer


Tyler GPS Challenge #1

I will be doing something a little different for my post this week – something I am calling the GPS Challenge! I have seen visitors at Tyler walking around with their handheld GPS units, and I know there are even more people out there that are fans of orienteering and scavenger hunts. So think of this as geocaching for a virtual cache (now I’m sure I have grabbed the attention of some readers!).

For this first challenge, I thought I would keep it simple and the locations easy to find (all are located within the fence).  My challenge is to navigate to these three locations at Tyler Arboretum, face the compass direction shown, and Leave a Reply (at the very bottom of the post) with the answer describing what “feature” is directly in front of you.  What is the prize?  For geocachers, it is always to be the FTF (that’s “first to find”).

Good luck, and enjoy these sites around Tyler!

GPS Challenge #1 - Location 1A

GPS Challenge #1 – Location 1A.  For the compass direction, face N 125 degrees W.

GPS Challenge #1 - Location 1B

GPS Challenge #1 – Location 1B.  For the compass direction, face N 54 degrees E (same as N 306 degrees W).

GPS Challenge #1 - Location 1C

GPS Challenge #1 – Location 1C.  For the compass direction, face N 147 degrees W.