Who doesn’t like a scavenger hunt? Especially a giant scavenger hunt that takes you worldwide with 1, 370,689 items to find? There are millions of people around the world that participate in this game. The name of it: Geocaching. Similar to a scavenger hunt, this is a high tech treasure hunt that uses GPS devices to seek “geocaches”, containers hidden outdoors. Once a geocache is found then you are able to share your findings online at geocaching.com.
Geocaching is so unique because its enjoyed by all age groups. You are able to discover a new geocache everyday, no matter where you are in the world, and its loads of fun. The main objective is to find the geocache, but many take it far more seriously and are on a quest in competition with fellow “Geocachers” to find as many as possible.
Marshall County has many geocaches! Just set up a free account at geocaching.com, have a GPS device of some sort, enter your zip code, and listings of coordinates for geocaches will appear. If you don’t have a GPS, most smartphones have Geocaching applications you are able to purchase. Or just visit the Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau to borrow a GPS device for geocaching at no cost. Then you are on your way for a exciting game.
This adventure is a great pastime for the summer to get to know your county better and have fun with friends and family. Try it, you just might like it.