What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a fast growing game played throughout the world. It is
basically a high-tech treasure hunt where the adventure seekers are
equipped with GPS devices. It is a great event for people of all ages. Geocaching
is a great pastime, and a wonderful family event. The game is free to
play but you will need a handheld
GPS receiver. This is
something that you can do at home, while visiting friends or family or
even on vacation.
Object Of Geocaching?
object of the game is to use the GPS receiver to guide you to a
destination where a hidden container, otherwise known as cache, is
stored. This container will house a logbook and some goodies. Once
found you should sign the logbook with your name, include the date, and
a description of your experience locating the cache. These geocaching
events can range from a simple, easy-to-find cache to one that requires
hiking to find it. Geocaches
are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world.
Participants will hide caches in parks, along bike trails, in dog
parks, at the beach, or in secluded wooded areas. It is a great way to
get the family out for some fresh air and exercise.
Initially, you will
find that your family enjoys searching for the geocaches but as time
progresses you will want to take it to the next level -- hiding a cache
for others to locate!
Register online at
Login to your account
Enter your zipcode and press GO
Review the geocache list and find one that has the terrain and
difficulty rating appropriate for your family.
Click on the name of your selected geocache.
Read the comments and check the container size to make sure it is
the coordinates for the geocache.
Enter the coordinates into your
GPS device to help you find the hidden treasure.
Take pictures of
found make your trade, sign the logbook and return the cache to its
Share your experience online.