December 23, 2011 Leave a Comment
Geocaching is in almost every town in the United States and is slowly sweeping the entire world one treasure hunt at a time.
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a worldwide phenomenon by which individuals hide pieces of treasure in containers and players try to locate those containers. Once players have found the treasure within the containers they are supposed to take it and replace it with something of equal value. There are several clues and hints people leave behind in order to have their treasure found.
Simply explained on the Geocaching website: ”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”
Where are Geocaches?
Geocaches are everywhere…literally EVERYWHERE. People can use the website: www.Geocaching.com and find potential leads to hidden treasure in their town or surrounding area. They can be anywhere from public parks, abandoned areas, to even underwater locations. Just put in your zip code and you will see how many geocaches are actually present in your home town alone, the number of geocaches will amaze you!
Who does Geocaching?
Ordinary people all over the world do it. Some people take it as a very serious hobby.
Benefits of Geocaching:
There is several benefits of geocaching. Below I have constructed a list outlining the main ones:
- A hobby that makes you really use tactics and brain power
- You retain treasure if successful in your hunt
- Brings a community of people with similar interests together
- Can be just plain entertaining and good for lifting broken spirits
- Some treasure can even link you back to personal roots, see here for a crazy finding during Geocaching
How to join Geocaching:
Go to main website: www.Geocaching.com, and there is a memebership section. They explain the rules and everything in a lot more depth. If you believe Geocaching is for you then I recommend starting today, you never know what you’ll find!