Category: Geocaching

Jun 30

Get the FREE Intro to Geocaching app!

Yes, I’m a big ol’ proponent of geocaching.  It’s fun.  It’s outside.  It’s almost like exercise without feeling like exercise.  It’s a great way to have fun and go places you might not necessarily normally go, see things you might have missed, and solve puzzles without having to look at a picture on a box …

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Mar 28

Video: Beginner’s Guide to Hiding a Geocache

Geocaching is a great family-friendly outdoor recreational activity that involves getting up off your butt and heading outside.  Into the real world.  Where life happens. All is not lost for the technologically savvy, as participants don’t use olde tyme cartographic periodicals to find caches (although they kinda still can), they use Global Positioning System (GPS) …

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Feb 10

International Space Station Travel Bug Mission Update

I just got an update from about the Geocaching Travel Bug that hitched a ride with astronaut Rick Mastracchio to the International Space Station. This is a great way to interest students (and us older folk who geocache about geography and science. From the email: Nearly 100 days have ticked by since geocachers cheered as …

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Nov 24

Geocaching in Harmony with Nature

Yes, it’s getting a bit cold outside, and geocaching might take a backseat to cozying up to a cup of hot cocoa next to a warm fire, but – at least in Southern California – we are lucky enough to be able to geocache all year long! As a conservationist, I like to encourage people …

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Aug 21

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. There are 2,189,060 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide. There’s a new post over on the Geocaching blog that starts to answer the question “what is geocaching?” From the blog: You’re among the first to see a new geocaching debut. …

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Jul 31

Geocaching for fun and PRIZES!

Geocaching is introducing Gear Up for Geocaching in a BIG way this August with a pretty terrific contest.  According to, they’ve put together some excellent prize packages that includes treasure from Greenlayer, Camp Chef and others. From the announcement: Each package will include treasure from brands such as Camp Chef, Mountainsmith, Greenlayer, 7eye, MHM, …

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Jun 04

National Get Outdoors Day – June 8, 2013

In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, the U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day Saturday, June 8. Fee-free days are offered four times a year to encourage people to reconnect to the forest for some healthy, active outdoor fun. If you didn’t get out to the first free day this year (Martin Luther King Jr. …

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