Tuesday, June 28, 2011
So I have falling in love with Geocaching. I took, oh, one cache to be addicted. Have you tried it yet?
Last week I one-day shipped my husband a Garmin Oregon 450t Hiking GPS handheld to go on our weekend hiking/camping trip. It goes along with the website geocaching.com and helps you find geocaches. It is great fun! Basically it is like a adult treasure hunt with fancy technology.
Admittedly it took two days to get to our first cache site but we hiked the entire two days to get to it. I'm finding out that hiking is great fun and it is a great workout. Somehow I gained four pounds over the three-day weekend of hiking/camping but it was still much more fun than just sitting in the gym the entire day. We managed to hike a lot and find one cache which was a difficult one.
Then, last night even though we were tired we wanted to get out on the trails again near our house and look for some more geocaches. We looked for two of them but one found one that was stuck in the cliff side near our house. Even though we were tired, we managed to get out there and actually walk/hike to get to these caches.
Geocaching is so much fun! You can get a GPS system from three different companies, print out the cache information from your printer or use your iphone (if you have one). It is a great way to get a workout in but not have to go to the gym. I'm thinking kids would love it too!