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posted at December 19, 2011 6:05 PM EST
First: December 19, 2011
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Just wondering if anyone here has ever heard of the game or activity or sport or whatever you want to call it,geocaching? I learned of it back in 2003 when I lived in Maine. I was perusing the internet one day and heard of the activity called geocaching. I did some research and came across this website www.geocaching.com As soon as I read about it I was intrigued. I was always interested in treasure hunting so to speak but it never really went any further than that, just the intrigue. Anyway I went to the website and found out about a forum that they had and went in and asked round if there was anyone from Maine in there. Well it wasn't long before I got a response from someone who to this day is one of my best friends and he introduced me to the activity. I had bought a Garmin Vista a couple of months previous and was wanting to know how to use it. Welll to make a long story short we met as we only lived an hour from each other and he showed me how to use the GPS and I found my 1st geocache which happened to be at the meeting place where he showed me how to use the GPS. That was it!!! I was hooked!!! If you want to get off the couch and see places that you would not normally see then try out geocaching. I did over 8 years ago and haven't stopped since. I do work a lot and don't get out as much as I would like but if you have the time give it a try. Just go to geocaching.com and type in your zipcode and you'll be surprised at the amount of caches are hidden right around the corner from where you live. You won't be disappointed.
There are many ways to geocache. You can join geocaching.com and it is free. If you want more bells and whistles then a premium membership will cost $30 a year and well worth it just for the pocket queries. You'll find out what they are when you join. It is an addiction once you get started but what better way to get outdoors and find places and get in some exercize at the same time. I did and have never looked back. Look for a geocaching organization near you,there are organizations worldwide and more geocaches than you can find in a lifetime.