The History of the Seneca River
Materials Needed: 1) Smartphone
For this activity, you will walk or drive out to the parking lot at the Clemson Rowing Docks and head north into the wooded area via the running trail at the entrance to the parking lot. (Refer to the Clemson University online campus map if you are unsure where the Rowing Facilities are.) A picture of the trailhead (Byrd Trail) is shown to the right/below.
Before you climb the final hill to the Rowing Docks Parking Area, look to your left and observe the body of water you see there. When you reach the Parking Lot on the hill, look past the Rowing Building to view Lake Hartwell. Which body of water is higher in elevation? Does anything about this situation seem unusual to you?
Watch out for poison ivy that tends to grow in this area (pictured right).
You will need to create a Geocaching.com account to log your visit.
Visit "A River Runs Through It" on Geocaching.com (cache code: GC6NF12) and navigate your way to the geocache.
Once you've found it, click "Found It!" on the Geocaching.com app and complete the activity found here to receive extra credit. Once you click on this link, it will take you to a Google Form to complete. The top of the form should tell you what Google account you are logged into - make sure you are logged in with your g.clemson account or your response will not be reported.
Having problems uploading your geoselfie?
This link will take you directly to the photo uploader.
Reminder: You must complete and submit both a Google Form and a geoselfie to receive credit for the activity.
Not able to view in Geocaching.com app?
Coordinates: 34.67885, -82.85397
If you can not access this cache of the Geocaching App, then you will have to use the GPS on your smartphone in order to make it to the geocache. Copy and Paste the coordinates given above into your chosen map app and it should take you right to the cache.
Alternatively, GPS devices are available for check-out from the fourth floor circulation desk at Cooper Library.
If you do not have a smartphone, a PDF version of the Google Form can be found below. You should print the PDF and bring it out to the location with you, using it to answer the questions. When you have finished the activity, return to your computer and enter the information you collected from this PDF. Be sure to take a Geoselfie before you leave the location!
GPS devices are available to checkout from the fourth floor of the library at the main desk. You can use these to guide you to the cache.
Also, make sure you have a camera that can be used to take a submit your Geoselfie. Cameras are also available to checkout from the Library.