Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Accessible Geocaching

Geocaching is finding hidden treasures using a GPS, or global positioning system. The caches are hidden by other geocachers and range in size from the size of a pencil eraser to 5 gallon buckets. Some caches aren't a cache at all, but a location or geographic feature such as a fjord or rock formation.
In the larger caches are trinkets that people leave to trade such as golf balls, pencils, toys, stickers etc. There are also trackable items, such as coins,and path tags which have unique numbers and the finder logs on line. The person who sent it out may give it a mission to complete, such as travel around the world or visit a friend in another state or country.
Ultimately, Geocaching is a great way to get out side, visit places you probably wouldn't find otherwise, and it's great for kids. I found this coin for sale while checking out geocaching items on line.

Visit Geocaching.com for more information on the sport

Coin found at Geoswag.com

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