Monday, October 4, 2010

Idea: Geocaching?!

A Rainy Day, But Still Geocache-able!
Geocaching is a wonderfully flexible outdoor activity which I highly recommend. Whether you're out for some solitude or with the family, there are a multitude of easy and difficult caches to find here in Edmonton... and all over the world. It's a treasure hunt! Often geocaches bring you to great locations and places you've never been, even in your own home town. Some caches bring you to historical locations complete with educational trappings. Some have specific themes like Harry Potter while others are designed to create a challenge. From basic hidden caches or earth-caches to complex puzzle caches and multi-caches, really, there is something for everyone!

From the official website at

"Geocaching 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."

We went geocaching today to find "Net-0" on the River (GC2FQWN).  This cache, set up by Sara and Grant as their very first cache, honours a gorgeous river valley view, the downtown skyline, and a new housing project with aims at being net-zero and has a blog: Chasing Net Zero. While the terrain on this one wasn't particularly kid friendly, the majority of caches are family friendly and great fun for all.

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