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Geocaching

Geocaching
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International Geocaching Logo
Nicknames Caching, Treasure Hunting
First played May 3, 2000
Clubs Yes
Characteristics
Team members Optional
Type Outdoor Recreation Activity
Equipment GPS receiver or GPS-enabled mobile device, writing implement

Geocaching /ˈˌkæʃɪŋ/ is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and sometimes a pen or pencil. The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name, in order to prove that they found it. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, such as toys or trinkets, usually of more sentimental worth than financial. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.

Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories. Geocaching was conceived shortly after the removal of Selective Availability from the Global Positioning System on May 2, 2000, because the improved accuracy of the system allowed for a small container to be specifically placed and located. The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. The location was posted on the Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.satellite-nav as 45°17.460′N 122°24.800′W / 45.291000°N 122.413333°W / 45.291000; -122.413333. By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington). According to Dave Ulmer's message, this cache was a black plastic bucket that was partially buried and contained software, videos, books, food, money, and a slingshot. A geocache and plaque called the Original Stash Tribute Plaque now sit at the site.



  • Splinterheads (2009) – a romantic comedy about a boy who falls for a free-spirited geocacher from a traveling carnival
  • The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Sugar" (2009, season 11) started off with two geocachers discovering a body while searching for a geocache.
  • The BBC One TV series Countryfile covered geocaching in episodes in 2009 and 2016.
  • Paul Gillin and Dana Gillin (2010). The Joy of Geocaching. Fresno, California: Quill Driver Books. ISBN . 
  • Mike Dyer (August 15, 2004). The Essential Guide to Geocaching. Fulcrum Publishing. ISBN . 
  • Jack W. Peters (2004). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching. Indianapolis: Alpha Books. ISBN . 
  • Joel McNamara (September 3, 2004). Geocaching For Dummies. For Dummies. ISBN . 
  • Erik Sherman (April 2004). Geocaching: Hike and Seek with Your GPS. Apress. ISBN . 
  • Layne Cameron and Dave Ulmer (July 1, 2004). The Geocaching Handbook (Falcon Guide). Falcon. ISBN . 
  • John McKinney (2008). Let's Go Geocaching. DK Publishing. ISBN . 
  • CQ Products (July 23, 2007). It's a Treasure Hunt! Geocaching & Letterboxing. ISBN . 
  • Jeannette Cézanne (2007). "And have a great time geocaching with some gummy bears". Open Your Heart with Geocaching: Mastering Life Through Love of Exploration. ISBN . 
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