We did it. We have found 600 geocaches since starting this hobby a few years ago.
If you know nothing about geocaching and you like a challenge and the outdoors, this would be a great hobby to try.
Basically you are treasure hunting while hiking…unless you do drive up geocaching which are located in street signs and such, along roadways which I personally feel are lame. Anyhow, you go to the geocaching website ( geocaching.com) and download the geocaches in the area you plan to hike. Then you grab a pen/pencil and start hiking. Along the way you watch your GPS, which tells you the wave points indicating where there is a cache to be found.
It’s really fun to see the names of other members in our area. We often see some of the same names on numerous trails that we geocache on.
Next, if you so wish, you can take a trinket and leave a trinket. This is the fun part for children besides the hunt. Geocaches can be filled with almost anything and everything you can think of.
After you are finish finding all the caches you have downloaded or you are just done for the day, you return home and record the caches you have located on the website for others to know if they are still there or not. This is where you can also notify the owner of that particular cache that there is a problem with a cache or if it is no longer able to be located for some reason. (fallen tree, high water, someone took it, etc)
Give it a try, I really think you will find it fun.