Geocaching What Is It?
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.
A typical cache is a small waterproof container with a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers or ammunition boxed can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.
Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.
Geocache locations can be found and posted on various geocaching website. Caches can be downloaded to a GPS unit and then the fun can begin.
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