What is 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. It is the world’s largest treasure hunt. There are actual rules and etiquette when it comes to this game. Most important rules are:
- If you take something from the geocache (or “cache”), leave something of equal or greater value.
- Write about your find in the cache logbook.
- Log your experience
What does a geocache look like? It’s a surprise, it could be something as small as a fake screw with a note inside to a fishing box of items. It can be anything…there are many types of geocaches ranging from an earth cache to traditional. Hordes of people are geocaching around the world. While the GPS may give you the coordinates of your cache, it’s up to your sleuthing skills to find it. They can be hidden in fake objects, tied to a tree, underneath a rock…the possibilities are endless!
You can find out more about geocaching here.
Teens can come to the library on Thursday, June 23rd for a geocaching experience of their own! Call the library for more details.
Go on your own adventure, get geocaching!