Have you ever tried Geocaching ? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.
As many “geocachers” like to say …. We use billion dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods.
Several years ago when my son was learning about geocaching in geography class I realized I was already walking past many caches on hiking trails nearby.
Geocaches come in many different sizes and shapes and contain a variety of trading items – you can take something or leave something but make sure you sign the log book !!
Some even look tasty.
Geocaching is a great activity to get you outdoors and into the woods.
Geocaching takes you places you might not otherwise go…..
for views you might not otherwise see.
You never know who you will see when you are geocaching.
My favorite geocache find was hidden in the base of a taxidermy owl in a bird house built to camouflage with the tree it was hidden in.
There can be trackable coins in the geocache that travel from cache to cache as one geocacher finds it and moves it to another location.
As of December 20, 2012 there are 1,961,063 active geocaches and over 5 million geocachers worldwide. What a great way to explore the world! For more information you can check out the geocaching guide.
Hopefully you have enjoyed my version of Exploration!
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