If you have ever wanted to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, but did not know where to start, we have just the thing for you. How about setting out on a treasure hunt with your family or friends? How about going to new places right here in town, discovering beautiful parks and scenic trails? Geocaching just might be the activity you were looking for.
So what is “Geocaching?
It is high-tech hide-and-seek game using GPS receivers to locate “hidden treasure”.
Geocache (pronounced: gee-o-cash) comes from “Geo”, meaning earth or geography and “Cache” meaning hiding place or temporarily storing something.
GPS receiver is a handheld electronic device which can determine your position on the Earth using signals from satellites. GPS receivers are available wherever electronics are sold.
The “Treasure” that you will find will vary as much as the locations. There is little in the way of value, other than the experience. There will always be a logbook to keep track of the cache, so if you find one, fill out the book. There may also be some small trinkets for trade, so if you take something, please put something back in its place, and always put the cache back exactly as you found it, so others may enjoy.
All you have to do is go to the official Geocaching website (http://www.geocaching.com/
), download the location to a cache that you are interested in to your GPS and follow directions. You might want to start local, so use your zip code to find a cache close to you and watch for the difficulty rating. As soon as you find your first one, you will find reasons to find more. If you want to go further and place a cache in a Blue Springs park, please review the policy
and complete the attached permit application