Geocaching (say "gee-oh-cash-ing") is relatively new, in fact, I've never tried it myself. The first documented geocache was placed on May 3, 2000. Basically, it entails using GPS (global positioning system) coordinates to find a certain location. At each registered location, there is a surprise waiting! Each location includes a logbook, which allows visitors to leave their mark, a message, or a gift.
Spring is upon us, and there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the weather and nature itself. There is a great way to do so and gain a sense of adventure at the same time. If you have a GPS or a smart phone, you can participate in the worldwide adventure of geocaching (pronounced gee-oh-cashing)!
I recently had my first experience with geocaching when our entire family took a vacation in Colorado. Our daughter is a geocaching enthusiast and wanted us all to join in the experience. Our first find was in a beautiful location right near an outdoor wedding chapel up in the mountains. My four-year-old grandson was the first one to spot the hidden cache! If you aren’t familiar with this activity you are probably wondering—
Geocache is an outdoor recreational activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers called geocaches or caches anywhere in the world.
The Lee's Summit Branch is geocaching inside the branch. One of our local Boy Scout troops has created a "make believe" book with a "make believe" call number that the scouts will be asked to find in the Library.
The first time I heard the term "geocache," I thought we might be talking about geodes or some other kind of rock collection. Then I read this year's Mark Twain Nominee, Hide & Seek by Katy Grant, about a young boy who used a hand held GPS device to look for geocaches, and in the process found two children.