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Monday, September 19, 2011

Geocaching 101

We had a super weekend! The family, came out and since the weather was so nice, we decided to do some hiking and combine it with a little Geocaching.  What is Geocaching, you ask? Well, Geocaching is like treasure hunting, with the use of GPS devices. First you have to go to the Geocaching website.The GPS co-ordinates and clues are online at this website.  If your kids or husbands like their tech devices, they will love this aspect of the game.  From there just follow the instructions, and get outside and have some fun! Containers are hidden, not buried...and they are all over the world! Yes, there are probably several Geocaches in your neck of the woods!  Once you locate the hidden container, you can take out some of the treasure, and then replace it with some loot that you have brought from home, so that the next Geocachers will have some goodies to find. This activity gets everyone and especially the kids... excited to get out and get some fresh air and exercise. This trip was the first time that the grand kids, and some of our own adult kids had never been, but it was a big hit!

We enjoyed the scenery.......

Here are some of the gang, using their devices and info to figure out the location of the next Geocache.
Taking a break near the river.
A beautiful necklace to take home!
Found the treasure box!

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K S Jewellery Designs said...

We went geocaching too this weekend. We are fairly new to it but it's certainly a hit with my kids. We walked around a familiar local walk and it felt funny to think of all the times we had passed the geocaches before without even knowing they were there!

Your scenery looks stunning.
Kristin :)

Lin said...

Oh, I didn't know you looked for "treasure"! I may just have to try this. What did you leave for the next adventurers??

BeadedTail said...

We haven't tried Geocaching yet but it's pretty popular around here. It looks like everyone had a great time! The scenery is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like great fun! What an amazing place to go stomping around in too!!!

Catherine said...

How fun! I have never heard of this but hopefully hubby and I can give it a try sometime!
xo Catherine

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