Trails & Geo-Art

If you're a "numbers" geocacher or just want to increase your finds quickly, then Medicine Hat and area is the place to do just that. There are 3 power trails and 4 geo-art power trails located just minutes outside Medicine Hat.  These trails are created by Power Saw members and honorary members.

 

 

 

 

Power Trails

 

Power Saw, the brain child of 4 local geocachers, King Tut, DSK11, Jobok & Deedster started Power Saw in 2012. After collecting an enormous amount of film cannisters, painting each and every one, creating, printing and rolling the log sheets, Power Saw created their very first power trail on April 29, 2012 called "Power Saw".  Of course this wasn't enough so the group created their second power trail on June 23, 2012 called "Chain Saw".  On August 6, 2012, "Jigsaw" was created and was extended a year later on August 1, 2013.  There are a total of 475 power trail caches and don't forget to look for the challenge caches on Power Saw's Geocaching.com owned caches profile.

 

Geo-Art Power Trails

 

Geo-art is a geocacher favorite & Power Saw wanted to really put Medicine Hat on the map.  The "SEARCH" geo-art power trail was created on July 27, 2013.  The numbers not only look good on a profile, but the geo-art looks incredible on a map.  SEARCH was created as a kick-off for the 4th Annual Southern Alberta Weekend that was held August 16 - 18, 2013.

 

Next up was the "Rock & Roll" tepee.  This is their way of letting visiting geocachers know that Medicine Hat really does have the worlds largest tepee.

 

The "Bear Head" geo-art trail was created on July 28, 2014 and is the original mascot for Power Saw.  Make sure you check out the Bear Head geo-art power trail inspired by the Head Alien on the E.T. Highway.

 

 

Then, in the summer of 2019, Power Saw had an idea to create a geocache trail experience connecting the Gas City Campground and Echodale Regional Park.   The  SAW trail was created to coincide with the 10 year anniversary Southern Alberta Weekend extravaganza (SAW X).   This trail consists of a loop broken down into 2 sections;  an easy walking or biking path, mainly on an asphalt trail (8.2km), as well as a more difficult hike in challenging terrain down along the river's edge (4.5km) 

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