Retirement Hobby:
Geocaching

by Ted
(Maryland)

I really enjoy Geocaching.


It is like a scavenger hunt where the Latitude and Longitude coordinates are given on a website and a person must locate the Cache or treasure using a GPS. Once found a person may trade trinkets or simply sign the log book.

I like it because it gets me outside and makes me use my mind.

I do it all year round, even in the winter which can get pretty cold here in Maryland.

To find out more information about Geocaching...



Wendy's Comment: Thanks Ted! Sounds like a great hobby that I'm sure others will enjoy too!

Geocaching also sounds similar to Letterboxing... but there are funny little clues in Letterboxing instead of geo-coordinates. Still, it uses your brain power and is a hunt (and you also sign the small book in the letter boxes when you find them!) Links to Letterboxing clues (Bonnie, the writer of the article on my pen pal website, as well as other letterboxing websites and and clues worldwide!)

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Geocaching

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Its All About the Hunt
by: Deborah, Bath OH

I do agree. I don't like walking for the sake of walking or for exercise or to lose weight but like yourself give me a GPS and I'm out there for hours searching for a treasure.

I started Geocaching in 2015 because I was part of a quest program of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and through that I met someone who was a geocacher, who made the suggestion which got a bite on me and now I'm totally addicted.

It was much more fun when I was caching with my cousin but to do it on your own sometimes it's kind of scary but other times it's just nice and quiet and peaceful and beautiful but most of all it's fun. My goal this year is to hit the 1000 mark.

Geocachers rule!
by: Nui

Hi,

I read your post and completely agree. I can't stand walking just for the sake of walking, but put a GPS in my hand and tell me to hike an hour to find a tupperware container full of soggy kinder-surprise trinkets, and I'm off, rain or shine. Geocaching is addictive!

Nui

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