What is Geocaching?
If you have stumbled across this site by accident and are wondering what geocaching is, then here are the answers you require!
Geocaching is part of a worldwide 'game' dedicated to GPS (Global Positioning System) users. It is basically a high tech treasure hunt where using your GPS receiver and the coordinates of a geocache published at geocaching.com you head off in search of a geocache. When you find the cache you can log your visit in the caches logbook and on the website.
There are many variations and the caches themselves come in all different shapes and sizes. The locations and difficulties of the caches also vary enormously from simple, easily accessible caches many of which are in towns and cities to those that require a days hike to get to. Some are easy to find some require the solving of puzzles to find. Some even contain trackable items such as travel bugs and geocoins which can add to the thrill of the find.
One of the best things about geocaching is its flexibility, you can make what you want from it. You can use it as an excuse to go for a nice gentle stroll with family or as an excuse for a mountnain camping expedition with friends. You can even add a competitive element to it by comparing find statisitcs with other geocachers, and of course you can step things up a little by hiding your own geocaches.
It is an excellent way of visiting places you wouldn't normally go and enjoying the Great Outdoors with friends or family.
To find out more and make contact with other local geocachers visit the forums, go to the geocaching.com website or check out the links page on this website.
You've found this site, now get your boots on and find some gecoaches.. We'll see you out there soon.