I heard about this a few months ago and told my husband about it. I think this would be a fun family thing to do. I also don't have a GPS and my phone has one I think but it costs for every day you use it....not sure yet whether we will invest in one or not.
My husband and I had tried this about a month ago. We had fun looking,only thing was that we never did find the cache. Later when I looked up the "hints" it seems that no one had looked there for awhile and the area had been flooded so it probably washed away. We are going to try it in a less wooded area next time. We also used garmin.
Fitness Minutes: (57,343) Posts: 1,519 8/27/09 8:58 P
I use a Garmin -- under the "Settings" there is a "where am I" function that gives you your coordinates. I use the directions to get close, then turn those off and just use a combo of the coordinates and a compass to guide me.
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I have ALWAYS wanted to try this!! My mom found the website about 2 or 3 yrs ago and we've been wanting to do it since then, but we can't afford a gps (my phone doesn't come with one). What kind of gps do you use and what would you reccommend?
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Fitness Minutes: (57,343) Posts: 1,519 8/26/09 10:34 P
So, my husband and I have started Geocaching. For those who don't know what it is, essentially it's treasure hunting using a GPS device. You subscribe to a website (for free) and get coordinates of caches in various different locations. The caches can be all sorts of stuff -- some of which you leave alone, some of which you trade with, some of which you add to.
In the past two weeks, we have been to three sites within walking distance of our apartment. Some are rougher terrain than others (one involved a very steep hike), but you can pick them based on terrain difficulty. There are a number within biking distance of our place as well, one of which we're going to check out tonight. Even if you drive to a location, most involve getting out and walking around for while to get to the exact location of the cache. There are many locations in both urban and not-so-urban settings. It's a really fun way to explore different places, and to burn some calories in the process.
All you need is a GPS (which now come on most phones), and your own two feet, and you can feel like a treasure hunter while getting fit!
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