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Old 03-07-2010, 10:54 PM
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Anyone try it? The wife came up with this as something we could do together. It gets us out of the house, I get to use my GPS, and depending on location, maybe see some beautiful scenery. I'd never heard of it before she mentioned it, but looking at the website, obviously it's fairly popular.
 
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Yes I do it. It is fun. If anyone doesn't know what it is Ill give a brief description.

Geocacing is when you use a hand held GPSr to find a hidden container, some with logs, some with other goodies. You go to www.geocaching.com and find some in a specific area. Thousands all over the place. Most you never would of thought were there. It is a great way to find new places in your home town or anywhere.

It sounds like the GPSr will give you the exact spot and it will be easy. Some can be tough the GPSr can only get you within 20ft. And it can be hidden anywhere. Trees through off the GPSr.

There are a lot of back roads out here. It is nice to be able to use the 4wd to drive up to the spot. The caches in the city are usually very small like a 35mm film tube. You can find larger caches outside the city. Like an ammo can or a larger tub. You can find cool thing within.
 
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Yea, I couldn't believe how many caches there are pretty much all over the country. There were several within walking distance of our house. Going to Moab for Jeep Safari in March, maybe we'll add geocaching to the list of events for the week. Thanks for the insight.
 
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:44 AM
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my wife is also into geocaching. her sister got her involved. it is fun and a family activity. we go to caches by truck, boat, and hike. SIL lived in Fla and she has geocached all over. really fun activity.
 
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Yes it is a great family activity. I bought a simple GPSr for my 8yr brother to use. He loves he can do it.
 

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