Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #11 – Exploration

I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Exploration!

ex·plo·ra·tion

/ˌekspləˈrāSHən/

Noun
  1. The action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it

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.

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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.

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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 !!

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Some even look tasty.

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Sometimes they are virtual caches and you have to go to a location and take a picture like this one on top of Sulpher Mountain in Banff National Park, Alberta.

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Geocaching is a great activity to get you outdoors and into the woods.

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Geocaching takes you places you might not otherwise go…..

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for views you might not otherwise see.

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You never know who you will see when you are geocaching.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Don’t forget to comment here !!

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2 Responses to Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #11 – Exploration

  1. ideflex says:

    Sounds like fun – love the oreo – thanks for visiting!

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