Geocaching 101

Geocaching in a Nutshell

We get asked all the time, “what is geocaching?”

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!


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