If you’ve seen groups of people while you’re out and about lately seemingly on a hunt for something, chances are they’re geocaching.
What is Geocaching, You Ask?
It is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a GPS receiver, or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called geocaches at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. In short, it’s the world’s largest treasure hunt!
Well, What’s in the Cache?
A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook or pen and pencil. Once found, the geocacher signs the log with their established code name and dates it in order to prove they found the cache.
Once signed the cache must be placed back exactly where it was found. Caches also vary in size, the larger containers have been said to contain toys, trinkets, or items for trading.
So, Who All Participates in Geocaching?
Geocaching is for people of all ages. Men, women, and children alike! If you love to get out and explore the outdoors, join the fun! If you’ve ever participated in a treasure hunt as a child, and enjoy the thrill of the unknown, take a shot at it.
What Will You Get out of It?
Geocaching is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with loved ones. It promotes team work, and is truly fun for the whole family. It is also a great way to stay healthy, and explore new places that may be in your own back yard or cross-country. You also learn fun facts about planet earth, and may meet other friendly geocachers along the way.
How Do You Begin Your Adventure?
You Can Get Started in Three Easy Steps:
- Create an account online or download the app to view a map of geocaches near you.
- Use the app to navigate to a geocache nearby.
- Once you find the geocache, sign and date the logbook and share your experience online.
What are you waiting for? Get out and explore!