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Old 11-09-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Ok Time to ask a dumb question

What is Geocaching??
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:56 PM   #2
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Its a game or activity for some folks that don't have much of a real life (kind of like us). It involves hiding something (a treasure in their terms) and then having someone else find it using a GPS. I believe much of it started as a way for new GPS users to learn how to use their GPS.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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Its a game or activity for some folks that don't have much of a real life (kind of like us). It involves hiding something (a treasure in their terms) and then having someone else find it using a GPS. I believe much of it started as a way for new GPS users to learn how to use their GPS.
So how do you play?
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:32 PM   #4
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One player hides treasure and records the coordinates. Other players then search for the treasure using the coordinates. Not sure there are winners and losers and there are various options. You can find more by googling it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:28 PM   #5
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One player hides treasure and records the coordinates. Other players then search for the treasure using the coordinates. Not sure there are winners and losers and there are various options. You can find more by googling it.
Ok thanks, one more question. Are you guys doing this as a club? I mean does someone on this forum post the GPS numbers and other members are out looking? Sorry I've been reading old post back to 2013, I don't see how anyone knows where to start looking.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:58 AM   #6
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It's called a "Worldwide Treasure Hunt". You can get A free membership at geocaching.com. The wife and I have been doing it since 2002. The treasures are just trinkets. The real treasures are the places that the game takes you to. There are many sites and bits for history that the game will lead you to.
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Geocaching is a fun way to spend time outdoors enjoying the search as well as using your GPS. My wife and I have done it many states, Canada, and Europe. It may be easier if you can find a friend or new friend who has experience. Hope you enjoy the experience.
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There is normally a log book that you can enter some of your info in. Sometimes they are very difficult to find. Others are a lot easier. There is a rating system on level of difficulty.
It is a simple way to get out and explore and see new areas and enjoy nature at the same time.
Have a trinket to leave and replace one if you removed one. This way there is always something for someone else to find. Even if you don't take anything from the cache you can still leave something in return.
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Geocaching is a great way to discover and explore an unfamiliar area where you are. The actual finding and logging of caches found is secondary to me, but highly important to some members here who have over 3,000 finds. Go to Geocaching .com to learn more. They are the repository of caches with over a million listings.

Here is a map of the caches within a 10 mile radius of your area.
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