There are more than 3 million geocaches hidden throughout the world!
Geocaching is hiking with a techie twist.
Using hand-held GPS units, you’ll search for a hidden “cache” or treasure box located at specific coordinates – a perfect way to merge today’s high technology with outdoor skills.
Geocaching is a free, outdoor treasure hunt where participants try to locate hidden containers using their smartphones or GPS units and then share their fun online! Caches are hidden all across the world, and there are plenty of locations in Pennsylvania to seek out. When you find a cache, you record your finding in the cache log and take and replace a token in the container. After you replace the cache its time to share you experience online. Geocaching is a unique way to combine the outdoor experiences of hiking 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.