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So What is Geocaching Anyway?

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Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Geocaching is coming to Pemberton early this summer. So what is geocaching anyway? This article may help.

Geocaching is Becoming Very Popular

According to Wikipedia geocaching is...

Geocaching"an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (tupperware or similar) or ammo boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.

Geocaching is often described as a 'game of high-tech hide and seek', sharing many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.

Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.. After 10 years of activity there are over 1.3 million active geocaches published on various websites. There are over 5 million geocachers worldwide."

Get More Geoaching Info Soon

Check back to our website in early summer 2011 for more details about geocaching coming to the Pemberton Valley or visit to learn more.

Learn About New Geocaches in Pemberton

Seven geocaches were added to the Pemberton Valley in July 2011. Learn more about geocaching in Pemberton.