Geocaching is Outdoor Recreation Too July 20, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Recreation, Just Stuff.
Tags: Adventure Recreation, family, Geocaching, GPS
I haven’t written about Geocaching as Outdoor Adventure Recreation, but it is! The official definition of Geocaching is:
“Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.”
I am a Charter Member of geocaching.com, and have been since February 16, 2001. At that time, Geocaching was only about 6 months old, and not widely known. I happened upon the website while doing research about the new GPS receiver that Tracie had given me for Christmas. I was hooked……
I will definitely blog more about my family’s geocaching adventures as time goes by. I have been lucky enough to introduce dozens of people (kids especially enjoy hunting for “treasure”) to it over the years, and it is something that you now can do almost anywhere in the world.
There are now over 617,000 caches waiting to be found worldwide, so get out your GPSr and log on and go have a self-guided outdoor adventure!