Treasure hunting is an idea that intrigues the minds of many adventures, hikers, back-packers, divers, mountaineers, etc. However, the reality of finding treasure out in the wild is actually almost impossible, but the adventure of looking for treasure is always a fun and exciting story that you can share with your friends.
This idea of adventure has started a phenomenon across the world that is referred to Geocaching. Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek, that is going on all around you. Geocashers, also known as the treasure hiders, have hidden these treasures in places and pinpoint that location using GPS technology. Geocache hunters are then able to load the treasure location on their GPS unit and track the treasure the Casher hid. Sounds easy enough, right! However, the areas that the treasures have been hidden could include the North Island, New Zealand to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
Currently, there are over a million Geocaches hidden throughout the world, and everyday adventures are gearing up to find them. There are different difficulties of adventure you can take when going out to seek a cache. A large portion of them can be obtained very easily, which make for a great adventure to do with your family. However, if you are up for a real adventure some of the geocaches require a little more dedication to obtain. Considering the measure of difficulty Geocaching is ideal for anyone who is looking to get out and handle some adventure.
When you find a Geocach what are you supposed to do? These hidden treasures are more than just finding a object our in the woods. Most of the treasures are a box or tube that contains a couple different items. First, is a notepad, which is designed for the seeker to right down a small bit about the adventure they took to get there. Also you can add who you are and if there is anyone with you on your adventure. Second, there are normally items inside the tube or box, small treasures that other geocachers have put in that symbolize something to them. Many cachers take items to exchange, while some items are put into tubes as a competition.
Running into the competition items can be rare but are also fun to be part of. Individuals will put a number of items in a starting tube and ask that other cachers take these items and pass them on to other tubes until they reach a goal position. For instance, a person could put two coins in a cache location in Seattle, Washington and put a note on a items explaining the destination location, Miami, Florida. Other seekers are then responsible for moving the pieces across the county to see which item makes it there fastest. The seeker also use the web to show where they picked up and dropped off the pieces, which makes it easy to monitor items as they move. Geocaching has been around for several years now, but this hobby is growing considerably. So it is time to pack up and prepare for an adventure.