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Water trail embarks on geocaching

Geocaching could be the next step for Lake Tahoe’s newborn water trail, a guide for canoers and kayakers looking to circumnavigate the lake’s 72 miles of shoreline.

The treasure hunting craze of the 21st century, geocaching uses global positioning satellite technology to lead players to hidden stashes in an outdoor setting.

Combining geocaching with the water trail makes for a treasure hunt on the water, said Bob Kingman, a founder of the trail.

“It capitalizes on a growing trend, and kayaking lends itself to a unique form of geocaching,” Kingman said.

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail was hatched a few years ago to map launching points, rest stops, camp sites, restaurants and points of interest for non-motorized watercraft. Maps are available at outdoor supply stores and kayak rental shops throughout the basin, including Sports Ltd in South Shore.

The next phase of the trail will be putting up signage at key spots, Kingman said.

Canoers and kayakers have been circumnavigating Lake Tahoe since the first settlers arrived. Native Americans designed the original kayak.

Several antique canoes lie sunken at the bottom of Emerald Bay near its historic boat camp. The bay is an underwater park for snorklers and scuba divers who want to see the artifacts.

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