Friday, April 6, 2012


Have you ever heard of geocaching? Geocaching is a take-off of the 150-year-old game letterboxing. People use a GPS or even a cell phone with GPS to go on a hide and seek type treasure hunt. They look for containers called “geocaches” or “caches” all over the world. Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon started current geocaching on May 3, 2000.

Usually a cache is hidden in a waterproof container. It will contain a logbook that the geocacher uses to enter the date they find the goodies, and they sign it with their established code name.

The items are usually toys or knick-knacks of little value. When you find something and take it, you are supposed to leave something similar or of higher value for the next person. You are also supposed to record the cache’s coordinates. These coordinates, along with other details of the location, are posted on an online listing site so other geocachers can find them.

You and your kids might have lots of fun geocaching. Google it and you will most likely find the locations of stashes in your community.

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