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Old 12-27-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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This is a phenomenon of the 21st century; using technology to find treasure! So many people are now doing it that there are probably at least 3, 4 or 10 treasures hidden in your local park. Or maybe your front yard

All you need is a GPS, altho a walking one is far better than a driving one.

Hours of simple outdoor fun, and the kids think they are on a major spy mission - little do they know you are just giving them good ol' fashioned fresh air and exercise

Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site

Geocaching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterb...ry_and_origins

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Old 12-28-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Been caching since 2001 - before I even had a GPS. Fun stuff.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I've looked into it but never tried it. Seemed to me like it would be a lot of work for what would most likely be a disappointing prize. I know it's really about the journey, not the gifts left in the containers but still, I think I'd rather just go for a walk/hike.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I know it's really about the journey, not the gifts left in the containers but still, I think I'd rather just go for a walk/hike.
That's exactly what you're doing - with the addition of having a specific destination.

If you have a GPS, give it a shot. All you stand to lose is a little time.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I often do have specific destinations on a walk/hike. Here's my husband, my mom and I hiking up Mam Tor - destination: the top! Picasa Web Albums - Robin - Mam Tor Walk#
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Nevermind. If you don't think it's your cup of tea, the by all means, don't try it. It was just a suggestion.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I got a Garmin for Christmas, an E-trex Legend HCx.
I might try this at some point.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I do the other one, and I cannot even remember what the proper name is for it I have not done it in so long. Do have a gps now, so maybe the geocaching would work..
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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I have been light caching for a couple of years. GeoCaching can be done without a GPS but it is much easier with the help of a nice Garmin.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I was thinking about starting a thread about geocaching yesterday. I'm glad you did!

I started in the spring and have become hooked. Geocaching - using billion dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods. We hike a lot but geocaching has taken us to 25 areas we'd not have visited otherwise. Thanks to geocaching I have a great GPS that I learned to use even more during hunting season. That took me to places I wouldn't have gone. As soon as we get a little more snow I'll be snowshoeing out to hide a winter cache.
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