Try Geocaching In Maine This Summer
It's like a worldwide treasure hunt for adults or children and there are tons of caches to find in Maine!
You have probably walked by or driven by at least one in your life. They are hidden in trees, under rocks, and in guard rails all over the state! Some are easy to find, others are quite tricky. But finding them is the fun part!
When Geocaching began 'cachers' would search for caches using given GPS coordinates to look for whatever the cache may be and maybe a hint. Now, with smart phones and more technology there is an app for that! The official Geocaching app is the highest rated geocaching app and the one I recommend as well.
What is a cache you may ask? It can be a few different things: Traditional caches are usually ammo cans, Tupperware, or even small medicine bottles. These have some sort of notepad to log your find inside as well as trinkets to trade. The rule is if you take something you should leave something. Because geocaching is for everyone certain things are banned from being left in caches, you can see what is banned here.
Puzzle caches involve more detective work to get the coordinates but sometimes the challenge makes the reward even better.
Earth Caches are special or unique land features or special geographical locations worth sharing. Most have some sort of history including in the cache information. Virtual Caches are along the same lines, these are usually places of significant events or history. Learn about more types of caches here.
The biggest thing to remember when geocaching is respect. Respect the containers, land, and other geocachers so this amazing hobby can continue!
To learn more about geocaching and to find out about geocaching meet-ups visit the official website.