Monday, September 20, 2010
My Addiction.... Geocaching!
Ok, so it doesn't get much geekier than Geocaching. If you're not familiar with Geocaching it is, according to geocaching.com, "...a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online."
I have been geocaching off and on for several years but just got serious about it around a year and a half ago. A good friend of mine and I discovered our mutual love for geocaching quite by accident and it was an adventure from that point on. We immediately set out on a months-long geocaching quest.
One of the easiest ways to get started in geocaching is by using the iPhone Geocaching app. Obviously you need an iPhone to do this but there are geocaching apps for most smartphones out now. With the iPhone Geocaching app you can browse geocaches based on your current GPS location. There is no need to logon to the website to find caches. They are all right there in the palm of your hand!
I will be covering a lot of geocaching information on here in the coming weeks and months. It is, by far, one of my favorite hobbies and is something I am very passionate about. It is a good way to get people out and about and enjoying the outdoors. Especially us geeks that are more prone to sit in front of a computer all day!
So go to geocaching.com, get a GPS device or get a geocaching app for your phone and go have some fun!