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State Parks to Host GPS Treasure Hunt

State Parks to Host GPS Treasure Hunt

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's state parks are hosting a geocaching contest that enables park visitors to use global positioning systems to find boxes containing prizes. It's all part of the parks' department's 50th anniversary celebration.

The boxes will contain 50th anniversary coins, bracelets and other trinkets hidden in 40 state parks.

The boxes can be found anywhere inside a park. Three are on water and can only be reached by boat.

Parks spokeswoman Deena Loyola says GPS manufacturer Magellan donated 80 of the units for use by the public during the anniversary program. Parks employees will teach the public how to use the devices.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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