Im so excited to share this app with you. Geocaching is a outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices (your phone). Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
During lunchtime today, we tried our first Geocache. This was the first clue (they are in the titles of the caches) Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough. I won’t reveal how that played into finding it. The GPS alerts you when you are within 30 feet of the hidden container. We spent around fifteen minutes searching and going over the clues. If you are really stuck there are hints and photos to help you locate it.
Some tell you ahead of time to bring a pen or pencil. We didn’t realize that till we discovered it, and borrowed a pen from a business-lady nearby. Log your discovery on the app, and add some words.
Fired up from our find, we headed to the next closest point on the map – general vicinity of the Exploratorium. This one was super fun because the summary offered the clues. “Through air, elevated flows, cut between, surface arrows show, by wind, chorused voices sometimes blow.”
The Mystery Parade solved the riddle on this one. You put them back exactly where you found them (discreetly) and move on to the next.
The third location was a bust. We could not find it, but saw that someone located it 4 days ago. We logged – stating we did not find it. Maybe you can find it! It’s on the corner of Mission and Steuart. “One to All”.
Container sizes can vary from small to large, so keep you mind open.
Tomorrow we will set out again during lunch to locate more treasure! This is a fantastic way to invigorate our lunchtime Fitbit steps. We should try it out on the weekends around Martinez, there are tons in the hills.
Have a great day!