for Some Fun? Try Real World Treasure Hunting Using GPS
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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.
How is the game played?
At its simplest level,
geocaching requires these 8 steps:
Register for a free
Visit the "Hide
& Seek a Cache"
Enter your postal code
and click "search."
Choose any geocache from
the list and click on its name.
Enter the coordinates of
the geocache into your GPS Device.
Use your GPS device to
assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
Sign the logbook and
return the geocache to its original location.
Share your geocaching
stories and photos online.
There are many other levels to
the game. Keep reading the guide to learn more!
What are the rules of geocaching?
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 at
What do I need to go geocaching?
The only necessities are
a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that
you can navigate to the cache, and a
Where are geocaches located?
Geocaches can be found
all over the world. It is common for geocachers to
hide caches in locations that are important to them,
reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache
owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They
may be at your local park, at the end of a long
hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.
Are there different types of geocaches?
Yes. There are currently
over a dozen "cache types" in geocaching, with each
cache type being a different variation of the game.
See the full list of
or View the Printable Guide to Geocaching Courtesy of
The Groundspeak Geocaching
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