To play the game, you must follow these steps:
1. Register at www.geocaching.com (this is the site with all the coordinates). 2. Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page. 3. Enter your zip code and click "search." 3. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name (you can pick by difficulty, terrain, or distance). 4. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device (Locus Free is an Android App that works pretty good if you don't have a real GPS). 5. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache (along with any hints given on the website). 6. Find the geocache, sign the logbook, and return the geocache to its original location!
There are a few rules:
- If you take something from the geocache, leave something of equal or greater value.
- Write about your find in the logbook.
- Log your experience at www.geocaching.com.
Well, that about sums up the basics of geocaching! There is a LOT more to learn on the geocaching website. My entire family enjoys this activity, and I am making it more popular among my friends and extended family. I hope you enjoy your first geocaching adventure, and remember to take along snacks, sunscreen, water, your GPS-enabled device, trading items, comfy shoes, and a camera! You won't want to miss the scenery and history surrounding you!
*Information gathered from www.geocaching.com