Geocaching

The kids today went on a grand adventure, courtesy of Geocaching.com.

The basic concept is that people take a waterproof container and place in it a logbook and a “treasure”, then post its coordinates on the website. Those with GPS technology can then search for the “caches”, sign the logbook, and take the treasure – so long as they leave behind a new treasure for the next explorers!

The site has opportunities for great creativity – some of my favorites so far have been sites near cemeteries. They leave clues to find specific gravestones throughout the cemetery, then have equations based off of dates on the stones to solve the cache coordinates. For instance, here is one from Union Cemetery, Carver, MA.

Find one near you – and happy hunting!!

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