Geocaching

Geocaching is a free, outdoor treasure hunt where participants try to locate hidden containers using their smartphones or GPSs and then share their fun online!  Caches are hidden all across the world, and there are plenty of locations in Pennsylvania to seek out a treasure. Once you find the cache, you can record your finding and take and replace a token in the container.   Once back home, you can share the experience online..  Geocaching is a unique way to combine the outdoor experiences of hiking in nature with the use of modern technology. 

There are other GPS games that can be included under the Get Outdoors PA Geocaching Activity.  Letterboxing is conducted by participants who seek out hidden letterboxes by following clues that are posted on the Internet and stamping their personal journal with a rubber stamp found in the box.  Geodashing is like geocaching only participants compete for speed. Waymarking is an activity where a participant points out and provides unique facts about a specific site. 

Activity Description

Assuming that geocaching will include walking for at least 30 minutes, one can assume that geocaching burns 102 calories.

 

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on geocaching. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

Geocaching
OpenCaching
Geocaching Glossary
PA DCNR
Trail Link
Fleetmatics: GPS Games
Geography Resources for Mapping, GIS, Geocaching

 

 

 

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