Geocaching - what is it?

My sister in law, Gayle, was telling us about an adventure they had. It is called geocaching. I guess people all around the country and possibly the world have hidden small stashes. You pin point them with a gps and some basic clues. When you find them, usually you add your name to the list and then you can come back and post that you found one. Some are years and years old and some are brand new. If you are interested you can even hide one and enter its location at the website. It is kind of a hoot, so I encourage you to go on over, register and see if there are any in your area. This could be a fun family home evening.

Here is one entry of a geocaching site. You can also find coins that can be tracked and traded.

Be respectful of the property! This is a great stop, easy terrain, have fun! If you have trouble use the clues ;)



Also: A note from the shop owner...

1. Mrs. Grubb said that she VERY much enjoys having all the wonderful geocachers coming up and shes really getting a kick out of watching people search for this one! She said that people seem to be having trouble with their signals bouncing around. So a hint from me....get to the location, then hunt with your brains. Its NOT in the most obvious location... but its not far off ;)

2. Mrs. Grubb also said: Tell them if they need an extra clue come on in and ask!! Shes really enjoying all the people who stop by ;)

Run down of the trades present:

Hemp necklaces & Braclets made by yours truly.
About 6 travel bugs! ;)


This cache is a shoe box sized rubermaid type container. thats clear with a white top. It contains a log, and has room for small trades. There are also extra zip lock baggies for everything to be sealed in for extra water pertection Please USE THEM and make sure that they are all sealed properly. This will be maintained by myself and will be watched by the property owner who has graciously granted permission for this cache.

This is a fairly easy find if you just stop and think about it. Its not out of view of muggles, but very easy to access. My suggestion: Stay in your car and THINK. Then go grab it and head back to your car to fill out the log and such.

It is what I consider to be wheel chair accessible in favorable weather (IE w/no snow).


Steff said...

I've heard of this. It sounds fun. They also have something like this that you don't need GPS for. There is a website that you go to and get and the clues to find the box. Then there is a stamp in the box and you stamp your book and leave your stamp in their book. I don't know if that made any sense. Anyhow, I'll try to find the website and post later.

Steff said...

Aha! I found it. Here is the link to the site with the clues http://www.letterboxing.org/. Here is a link to a site that tells a little bit about it http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/ff0906-letterboxing/. I checked and it looks like there are 10 boxes hid in Enumclaw! Cool.

Thomas Family said...

That sound neato. We should have a family challenge and see how maybe each family can get in a week or month or during the summer. Could kind of be a kick and maybe get my sorry sad kids out of the house. Every year when they go back to school other kids are sharing their lavish vacations while mine say "we built a fence" or "we unclogged our septic". Makes you almost feel sorry for them haha.

Tracey & Gayle said...

So did your family go out geocaching? We should have a little competition. It was fun when we did it with Scott.