What is Geocaching?
Geocaching in a Nutshell
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor “treasure” hunting game. Geocachers use a handheld GPS device (or smartphone) to navigate to a set of coordinates.
Then they follow the clues and hints and attempt to find the Geocache (container) that is hidden!
Everyone plays the game a little differently. But for us, we love how Geocaching takes us on an adventure, and adds some fun and excitement to daily life…as well as our travels around the world.
- More than 2.7 MILLION active Geocaches hidden
- Worldwide — there is even a cache on Antarctica & Mount Everest
- Some caches are even hidden underwater
- Difficulty and terrain range from very easy (on the side of the road) to extreme
- Most are located around towns, in historic places or scenic locations
- Many caches are hidden along hiking trails
- Most USA State Parks have Geocaches hidden throughout
- Historic places & National Parks have “Virtual” Caches
- Anyone can play – kids to 70+ years old!
Map of Geocaches in North Americ
- Download the Geocaching App from iTunes
- Get Your Geocaching Starter Kit from CacheAdvance
- Learn more with the complete “Idiot’s Guide to Geocaching” – recommended book with all the details you need to know!
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