Geocaching

I could not let this one go unmentioned. I am not sure yet if we classify Geocaching as a sport, game, hobby, or niche. Maybe it is all of that.

My wife came home after hiking with a friend and was asking me what Geocaching was, and I had no idea. Although after doing some quick research I realized I had seen it on the Numb3rs TV show. It made me realize it probably fits us well.

We love to travel and go on day trips that include light hiking and exploring. I once spent an Anniversary going through a cemetery to help my wife with some of her genealogy work, and I guess I should mention, the cemetery was in North Carolina, and we live in Mississippi, lol.

Anyway, this Geocaching looks very interesting and hot.  Basically you use your GPS to get to a certain area where something is hidden, once found you either take it and replace it with something else, or, just make an entry on a website about it. It appears the number one site for Geocaching is …. guess …. yep …. geocaching.com

There are all kinds of Micro Niches within Geocaching, such as geocaching maps, geocaching logs,  geocaching products and on and on…..

If you have experience with Geocaching drop me a comment and share some info.

6 thoughts on “Geocaching

  1. Just a quick correction – you may trade for items IN the geocache, but don’t take the geocache itself. There is a log book inside to sign, as well as logging in on the geocaching.com website.

    Enjoy finding your first cache… and many more…

  2. We got involved with Geocaching last year and are having a great time! Since you like to travel you’ll find that combining the two will bring you to more interesting places. It’s a lot of fun!

    Hey, if you would like to find out more about Geocaching check out this great resource called Geocaching Online It has a regularly updated blog and hundreds of links to Geocaching how-to’s, information and more.

  3. – EMC, Thank you very much for that correction. Trading for items makes a lot more sense.

    -Geocaching Online, I will certainly be checking your site. This looks like a very cool activity.

  4. When I finally get round to getting a proper GPS device for my car to use as a sat nav, I’ll definitely take a look at this concept. I’ve heard about it in the past and sounds like a great way of using your new gadget toy, getting out and about in a modern day treasure hunting kind of way!

  5. -Zath, It does look like a good mix of Geek and Outdoors, and everyone knows us old pale geeks need to get outside more, lol….

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