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Geocaching

Geocaching (pronounced geo-kash-ing) is a worldwide high tech outdoor treasure hunting game that encompasses all of the above and much more. There are over 2 million geocaches hidden worldwide and over 5 million people who play the game.

So, How Does it Work?

Geocaches are hidden all over the world by fellow geocachers. A geocacher will go to a location which has usually some special interest or beauty. This is often one of their favourite places to visit. At the location, they will hide a small waterproof box containing a few varied bits and pieces (usually of little value), a logbook and a pen or pencil. Using their GPS receiver, the geocacher records the coordinates of their geocache and returns home to log its existence on a website.

Another geocacher will see the listing about the geocache, enter the coordinates into their GPS receiver and go in search of it.

When they find it, the finder may take something from the geocache and leave something in return, and for posterity, enter a log in the logbook. If you take something, leave something of equal or greater value in return also leave the geocache as you found it (hidden of course).

 

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