Geocaching is a popular world wide, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Geocachers are all ages and skill levels.
Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the cache hidden at that location.
The cache or geocache will be in some sort of container. Many will have a variety of trinkets. You are allowed to take a trinket only if you leave one to replace it. There should also be a log book inside the container for tracking Geocachers and when the cache was found.
What is Geocaching and How To Do It Yourself
Georgia’s State Parks and State Historic Sites have offered the game since 2010, with more than 35,000 documented “finds” by players. Caches at historic sites require players to answer questions about Georgia history before they can unlock the box, making them a fun educational tool, great for home schoolers.
New Geocaching Game Celebrates Georgia State Park System’s 85th Anniversary
Treasure-hunt fans have a new quest that takes them from Georgia’s mountains to marshes. To celebrate its 85th anniversary this year, Georgia’s State Park system is kicking off a new game called Birthday Bash Geocache. You will be exploring some of Georgia’s most scenic locations.
Park officials teamed up with Georgia Geo-Campers volunteers to create the quest which includes trackable “geocoin” prizes. Only 1,000 of the limited-edition coins were ordered, so once they’re all claimed, the Birthday Bash Geocache ends. Participants can download a free game board from GeorgiaStateParks.org/85. They then must find caches at a minimum of eight participating parks, stamping their game board at each one. They also must spend at least one night in a Georgia State Park campsite, yurt or cabin or attend a Georgia Geo-Camper event during 2016.
Birthday Bash Geocache participating parks include Cloudland Canyon in northwest Georgia, Don Carter on Lake Lanier, Elijah Clark north of Augusta, F.D. Roosevelt in Pine Mountain, Fort McAllister south of Savannah, Fort Yargo in Winder, General Coffee in Douglas, High Falls north of Macon, Magnolia Springs in Millen, Providence Canyon in southwest Georgia, Red Top Mountain on Lake Allatoona and Seminole on Lake Seminole.
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