Join us to have some fun learning about geocaching...a modern day treasure hunt! Bring your GPS or GPS enabled phone and small trinkets to leave in the caches. Attendees should be 12+ YEARS.
This is a free event.
This event will be at the Lord Hill regional park near Monroe. There are over 20 geocaches in this park, so it should be fun learning to cache and finding a few of them. The caches will involve some walking, so be prepared with walking shoes, water, snacks and appropriate clothing for the weather. We will be meeting at the parking lot at 47°50'19.0"N 122°03'06.8"W. I'll send info out to those who register with info on things you can do to become familar with the geocaching.com website before you arrive at the event.
Happy Birthday, Geocaching!
On May 2, 2000, at approximately midnight EST, the big blue
switch* controlling selective
availability was flipped. In other words, GPS receivers around the world suddenly became powerful enough to find tupperware in the woods!
The very next day, a GPS enthusiast named Dave Ulmer decided to test this new ability out. The idea was simple: hide a container out in the woods and note the coordinates with a GPS unit. Within three days, that very first geocache was found. Who knew that there would eventually be over 2.8 million containers hidden in 180+ countries?
So there you have it — the beginning of geocaching. Learn more about the history of geocaching on the Geocaching Blog.Then, get outside and celebrate geocaching’s birthday by finding a geocache!