If you are a “numbers” geo-cacher or just want to increase your finds quickly, then Medicine Hat and area is the place to do just that. There are three power trails and four geoart power trails located just minutes outside of Medicine Hat.

Power Trails Starting in 2010, a group of geocachers in Medicine Hat, Alberta got together and created the Southern Alberta Weekend, or “SAW.” After collecting an enormous amount of film cannisters,painting each one, creating, printing and rolling the logs, SAW created their very first power trail in April, 2012 (Power Saw), their second power trail in June 2012 (Chain Saw)and a third in August 2012 (Jigsaw).

There are a total of 475 power trail caches and challenge caches which can be found on PowerSaw’ owned caches profile.

Geo-Art Power Trails SAW wanted to really put Medicine Hat on the map, so they created the “SEARCH” geo-art power trail in July 2013. Geo-art is ageocacher favorite and the numbers not onlylook good on a profile, but the geo-art looksincredible on a map.Next up was the “Rock & Roll” tepee geocache.This is a way of letting visiting geocachersknow that Medicine Hat really doeshave the worlds largest tepee.The “Bear Head” geo-art trail was created inJuly, 2014 and features the mascot for PowerSaw – a mean-looking, but cuddly Power SawBear.“We are Canadian” geo-art powertrail is the newest of the PowerSaw collection. Created in October,2014, it proudly declares their love forCanada. This amazing Canadian Maple Leaf is a “must do” trail.

Don’t forget to check out the final puzzle to achieve your 100 cache finds.Clinton Polec, of SEARCH (Southeast Alberta Region Cache Hunters), says his favourite type of geo cache is the puzzle cache.For example, there are 49 caches called Rock[and] Roll hidden around Saamis Tee pee, a Medicine Hat landmark, and the first in these ries is a puzzle cache. For this particular puzzle, the co-ordinates on the website are in another language, so users must translate the numbers into English before they can use them to locate the cache. “It’s kind of a gamewithin the game,” he explains.August 15 & 16, 2015 will be SEARCH’s 5thAnnual SAW, a social event that attracts geocachersfrom far and wide.