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    Post About Geocaching

    Post by Yuma 4X4 on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:47 am

    About Geocaching

    Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is 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. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.




    Easy Steps to Geocaching

    1. Register for a free Forum Membership.
    2. Sign up for the geocache
    3. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
    4. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
    5. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
    6. Share your geocaching stories and photos the Yuma 4X4 Forum.





    Before You Go

    * Find a geocache that will meet your immediate goals. Are you looking for a difficult hike or an easy adventure? Learn How to Find a Geocache.
    * If you're headed out on the trail, pack any needed supplies such as water, food and extra clothing. Bring both a map and a compass. Check geocache terrain and difficulty ratings.
    * For safety, let someone know where you are going.
    * Do not forget your GPS and extra batteries.
    * Need a GPS? Read GPS Device Reviews and use this Guide to Buying a GPS Device.




    Get Out and Play

    * Mark your car as a waypoint to ensure your safe return.
    * Be mindful of the environment, practice Cache In Trash Out.
    * Bring friends and family with you; sharing the experience can be very rewarding. Pets are usually welcome, too!
    * Remember that distances can be deceiving. A geocache can take longer to find depending on trails, rivers and other obstacles.




    Share Your Experience

    * If you take something from the geocache, leave something of equal or greater value.
    * Write about your experience in the geocache logbook.
    * Place your geocaching stories and photos the Yuma 4X4 Forum.

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