My family and I tried geocaching this past weekend and fell in love with it. For those of you not familiar with the newest craze sweeping the world, Not only was it fun for my wife and I but our two kids aged 3 and 10 were enamored with the thought of “finding secret treasure”.
So what is geocaching? Basically its a treasure hunt using global positioning sattelite data (GPS). People hide caches which usually consist of small trinkets and write down the longitude and latitude using a GPS device and post it on a website. We use this geocaching website aptly name geocaching.com as our site to look for places to hunt for hidden caches.
Lest you think this is a local phenomena, think again. When we found our first cache yesterday and read the log book, we saw the picture on a stamp of a couple from Alberta, Canada who hiked in the woods a few miles from our home in Reno, Nevada. Geocaching is an international sport that had treasure hunters spending entire vacations at it. Also, you don’t have to do this in the woods or away from cities as urban geocaching is catching on as well.
If its family fun your looking for or just an excuse to get outdoors, this is the one for you.