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Old 09-16-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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Anybody here into GeoCaching? Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site Its great fun with the kids and give ya a good reason to get out and see new places even if you've lived somewhere for years. I've been doing this for a few years and have found caches from California to NC to Bahrain to Croatia and a few other choice places. If you've necer heard about it its worth looking into. But beware, its another "gadget heavy" hobby!
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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Wierd. I just posted on my new GPS! Sounds like a fun hobby...I might get into it....!

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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I've looked into it, and actually spent a day close to home doing it. I was surprised how many caches there were so close to my house. Probably something I may do a little more when my son gets a little older.

 
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:25 AM   #4
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I found out about it a few years ago and am still digging it. We go in the fall and spring mostly. If you're thinking about doing it I'd say go for it. I thought it was going to be hokey at first but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

 
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:52 AM   #5
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I was really into it for a while but the gas required to do interesting caches was adding up way too quickly. I ran out of local urban caches so it was spend gas money or find something else to do. I never much cared for the urban stuff anyway, I liked the harder nature ones but they're few and far between when you drive a truck.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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I signed up but never got into it...now that I'm reminded I might just have to dust off that old Magellen and see what's out in Phoenix. Oh, it helps the temp is under 100 now...
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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we have a cache in the local area that requires climbing rope swimming and peril! I gotta go out and get it when i get skinny...
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:34 AM   #8
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My father-in-law is obsessed over geo-caching.

Personally, I don't quite get it - you look up a cache on the net, find it, write a pseudonym down and return the cache to its hiding place, but no one who finds the cache will know who Little Johnny So-n-so from Georgia really is. Maybe it's just because the in-laws like it that ramps up my cynicism about the whole venture.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:38 AM   #9
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It's a great thing to do with kids. They love the "treasure hunt". Plus, you get to punch nosy muggles



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Old 09-17-2008, 04:00 AM   #10
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I did it a little bit while I was hiking in the Swiss Alps. I was shocked at how many there were out there. Got a bit discouraged though, some of the coordinates were a bit off and with the "hints" in German...let's just say I didn't find them all! Have not done it around my own area for some reason.

 
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