Bessemer kicks off July 4 with Geocache Dash


June 25, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe THE WOODS of Bluff Valley Park, shown here on Friday morning and reflected in the adjacent fish pond, will be the sole location for this year's Geocache Dash, starting today as one of numerous events planned for more than a week of July 4 activities in Bessemer.

BESSEMER - The 13th annual Geocache Dash starts today in Bessemer, as numerous Fourth of July events begin to unfold more than a week before the actual holiday.

"It's very family-friendly," said dash organizer Scott Pospect on Thursday.

Parents are welcome to bring children, and the only items needed to participate are a smartphone and a global-positioning system app.

GPS coordinates will be available today, along with full rules, at

Pospect's geocache activity is different from many other traditional geocache events, in which participants take items from containers in exch...

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