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Hidden treasures of the Vista Hermosa

Ahoy, nature lovers! Some say the new park in Echo Park is a treasure in itself. But the Mountains Recreation and Conservancy says look deeper! And pay attention to clues. A scavenger hunt at Vista Hermosa Park will reveal more. Planned for today (Thursday) at 4 p.m. Participants will meet at the Grotto Amphitheater.

Interpretive Naturalist Carolyn Everhart provided these details:

The Scavenger Hunt can be for any ages though if the children are too young to read well, they would have much more fun if they had an older child or adult to help. Though I hope a number of children will show up, if an adult is in the neighborhood, they will find it fun as well.
The objects to be found will be a random assortment of odd, nature related items that are scattered throughout the park. One could just walk around to find them but there will be riddle-like clues to help expedite the process. I don't want to give away too much but a teaser clue is: "To find this object of the sea, near a gate it must be. Which direction does the Sun set? To the RIGHT OF THIS GATE is a good bet."

The hunt marks the start of the Conservancy's summer season, which will include campfires every Wednesday evening at Vista Hermosa at 7 p.m. Next, Chicken Corner would like to attend a treasure hunt in Elysian Park -- high adventure! Expect to be lost for several weeks.

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