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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.

Geocaching Facts

  • 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

Geocaching Resources

 

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Geocaching Supplies for the Beginner Geocacher

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Geocaching Supplies – Winter Geocaching

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Geocaching 101: Geocaching Glossary of Terms

When we started to get into our hobby of Geocaching, we began seeing terms and acronyms that we weren't familiar with.  It took us some time to realize what they meant.  So to help you explore the fun world of Geocaching, we referred to Geocaching.com and pulled...

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Geocaching 101: What is a Geocaching Trackable?

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Why Go Geocaching?

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