I'm so excited!
Mr. Bosseh-Pants and I placed a cache at one of my favorite hiking spots in Cave Creek, along the Dragonfly Trail, we named the cache "Dragonfly".
Or, maybe I named it Dragonfly because I'm simple-minded like that.
I've copied Mr. Burke's news article below, I hope the copyright police don't come knocking.
If you're in to geocaching, visit www.geocaching.com and search for GC1Q0T5.
Geocaching, an affordable adventure for Valley families
Reported by: Kyle Burke
Last Update: 5/16 7:14 pm
If you're looking for something the whole family can enjoy, then here's one you maybe haven't heard of.
It's called geocaching and basically it's a treasure hunt.
Geocaching has been around since 2000, when an Oregon man came up with the idea.
The first one in Arizona came later that same year.
Geocaching is where someone takes a “treasure” and places it somewhere out in the world. They will then put the coordinates of where it is hidden onto a geocaching website.
Then anyone can go and look for it.
The websites are free to anyone who is interested.
You will need a GPS receiver, which can run anywhere from $100 to $600 or so.
After that, all you need is gas money and a sense of adventure.
Log onto a geocaching website, find a cache that you want to search for, enter the coordinates into your GPS receiver, and you’re off.
The cache can be hidden anywhere, from the wilderness areas, to the middle of downtown, even underwater.
The “treasure” is usually something kid-friendly, such as a matchbox car, a deck of cards, or maybe a state quarter.
“The basic rules for geocaching are sign the log, if you take something, leave something of relatively comparable value, so that the cache doesn’t die or go away, and there’s something there for the next person to find,” said Bob Renner, a geocaching enthusiast.
Renner has been geocaching since 2000. In fact he is the person who found the very first one hidden here in Arizona.
“To me, the treasure is not so much what’s in the box, it’s where the box is,” said Renner.
There are several geocaching sites on the internet for you to go to, in order to find out more information and history about geocaching, such as geocaching.com or navicache.com.
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^ We'll just pretend I didn't see that last sentence :o)
(Hit the pause button on the MUSIC, on the right --> Then enjoy the video).