What is Geocaching?

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What is Geocaching?

It seems everyone I meet these days is into Geocaching. But there are still some of you out there who haven’t yet discovered this amazing game – so let me explain how it works.

Geocaching is a fun high-tech treasure hunt that’s played by all sorts of people all around the world. People who play the game are known as “geocachers”. Geocachers hide “treasure”, known as a “Cache”, for other people to find using a GPS unit. A cache is usually a clear, waterproof container with a logbook and trinkets. The logbook is for people to sign to let others know they were there, and the trinkets are for exchanging. Each cache has a waypoint (a precise location on a map) that you enter into your GPS unit to help you find it.

If you’re lucky you might even find a travel bug in the cache too! A travel bug is a small item with a tag attached to it that travels all over the world on exciting adventures. Each travel bug has a unique number so you can track it as it moves around the world from cache to cache. Andy’s got a bunch of travel bug friends out there on amazing adventures right now. Just go to Andy’s Geocaching Page to meet the gang and for lots more info on how to get started in Geocaching. All you need is a GPS unit and a sense of adventure!

Keep trekking and get Caching! There’s no limit to how much fun you’ll have playing this really cool game!

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