The Name - Geocache
Geocaching comes from the terms 'geo' (earth,
‘Caching' (the hiding of a cache).
If you ‘Goggled’ it you would find many different
versions of the meaning but they all mean the same
thing . . . .
Geocaching is an outdoor activity using a Global
Positioning System (GPS) receiver
Participants hide and seek containers, called
“Geocaches" or “Caches", anywhere in the world.
A typical Cache is a small waterproof container
containing a logbook.
Some call it a sport, some a hobby, and some even
other things. It’s a great family activity that gets you
outdoors to see things that you never thought you
Caches can be located in the wilderness or in a public
venue, typically not in plain view for all to see.
The GPS coordinates of the Cache are published on
the Geocaching website.
The aim is to locate the Cache, enter your name in
the log book, as well as move objects from one Cache
to the next.
Geocachers share their experiences online.
As of mid-2008, there were more than 600,000
Geocaches around the world!
May 3rd 2000
GPS receiver or GPS-enabled
mobile device writing utensil
International day is August 17th
Rules of Geocaching
There are 3 rules:
If you take something from the Geocache (or “Cache"), you will
have to leave something of equal or greater value.
Write about your find in the Cache logbook.
Log your experience at www.Geocaching.com. And for those social
networkers among us you can visit the Geocache pages on
Number of Geocache Records In Cities
Number of Geocache Records
This chart presents the number of caches within 100 miles of each city.
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