Explore the Rock
KANA Prevention's virtual summer hiking challenge, Explore the Rock (ETR) is back for summer 2022! This hiking challenge is designed to get families out on the trails hiking together. ETR is for Kodiak youth entering grades 3 through 12 in the 2022-2023 school year. There is no deadline for registration, but participants must submit a completed registration form before beginning to complete hikes to be eligible for prizes and ETR gear. The 2022 program runs from June 6th through August 18th.
This year there is no weekly time limit for individual hikes. Participants will receive credit for all hikes that are completed, with proof submitted, between June 6 and August 18.
Participants must submit proof through the ETR form. You will need to submit a form for each participant and each hike. The form does not allow for more than one name with each submission. Proof can include AllTrails/ route recordings, photos of participants on the trail, and/or photos of found caches.
We still welcome sharing on Facebook; however, posting to Facebook will no longer count as credit. Tag your photos #HealthyKodiak #ETR2022
This year participants will need to complete a couple of hikes before receiving their ETR gear. Once participants complete two (2) hikes, they will receive a geocaching starter kit and either a hydration backpack or a set of hiking poles. ETR T-shirts will be distributed with the prizes at the end of the program.
After completing four (4) hikes, families will receive a gift subscription to the AllTrails Pro. Limit one subscription per family. Gift Subscriptions will be emailed.
Prizes will be awarded off the following point system:
Low Elevation Hike: 2 points
High Elevation Hike: 3 points
Video of participant saying Alutiiq name of Geocache: 1 point
Rambler Prize: 12-29 points
Explore Prize: 30-44 points
Mountaineer: 45-63 points
Complete all 18 hikes and be entered in a grand prize drawing. Participants that send in videos for all 18 geocaches will receive a special prize.
Participants will receive credit for all hikes that are completed, with proof submitted, between June 6 and August 18. All 18 hiking routes can be found below. The links to AllTrail routes and geocaches will be live on this website on June 6th.
Featured hikes will also be posted weekly on the KANA Prevention Facebook Page. Low elevation hikes will be posted on Mondays and high elevation hikes will be posted on Thursdays. Geocaches will be stocked according to the weekly Facebook posting schedule.