Geocaching

This past weekend, my wife and I went geocaching (pronounced geocashing) for the first time.  Geocaching involves using a GPS to locate containers that have been stashed in various places and their locations logged online.  It’s essentially a worldwide scavenger hunt for these caches that at the very least hold paper for finders to sign their name or initials.  Some of these are hidden in places that thousands of people pass by in a given day.  There are about 300 of these within 25 miles of ACS.

If you’re interested in participating, all you really need is a GPS that allows you to enter in coordinates (longitude and latitude).  There is also a free iPhone app for geocaching.  To find the location of a cache near you, visit geocaching.com. (A free basic membership is required to view coordinates.)  This site also provides more detailed instructions on how to get started.

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