Geocaching

There are 7,163 geocaches near Victoria.

And that’s not all—there are millions of geocaches around the world, just waiting for you to find them. To get started, all you need is a free Geocaching account and the official Geocaching app or a GPS.

Step 1: Create a free geocaching account.

Explore, find and log geocaches around the world. You can also get access to more tools to make geocaching even better with a Geocaching Premium membership.

Step 2: Find a geocache.

Use Geocaching.com or the official Geocaching® apps for iPhone and Android to pick a geocache and navigate to its location.

Step 3: Share your experience.

Once you find it, sign and date the logbook, re-hide the geocache exactly how you found it, and share your experience online.

 

Geocaching-in-Parry-Sound

Did you know?! There are  2,793,914 geocaches around the world right now! Geocaching is a process where the geocacher uses landmarks, references and a GPS to track down a cache. The GPS will get you to within about 10ft. of the cache, and rest is up to you! You use references from the owner’s story to help you get exactly where you have to be. Typically, a cache is a hidden, camouflaged container that contains trinkets, small toys and items with more sentimental worth than financial. Items inside the containers depend on the size of the cache. Geocachers enter their name and date on the logging book kept in the geocache to track the finders. Once a geocacher finds a cache, they are able to trade equal or up. This means the finder can take something out of the geocache and replace it with something of equal value, or with something of more value. Along with this rule, there are 2 other important things to keep in mind when geocaching- a geocache must go back in the exact spot you found it. And, you must not let a muggler know what you are up to when looking for cache! A muggler is a term coined to describe a person who does not know what geocaching is. While the geocaching community wants to educate more people so they can join in on the fun, it is important to not let a muggler know what you are doing on the spot because they do not know the rules and they might find the cache and think “oh look, a new toy!” and take it without replacing. Overall, geocaching is a great way to have fun, and can be educational! It presents the perfect opportunity for teachers/guardians to teach students about geography, using a GPS and being fair. Big bonus- limited version of a geocaching app on your phone for free! It has everything you need (location of caches near you, clues, GPS)….  Happy caching!


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