If you have no idea what geocaching is, read on. According to wikipedia: “Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook. Larger containers can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is most often described as a “game of high-tech hide and seek”, sharing many aspects with orienteering, treasure-hunting, and waymarking. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica. There are over 820,000 active geocaches in the world right now.”
Turns out that Winter Park Resort has over 3 dozen geocache stashes on the mountain just waiting for you to find. A free geocaching class meets in the new village every Saturday at 10am. You can bring your own GPS or rent one for $10/day. Choose the level of difficulty for your search, easy green to double black diamond. For more information contact the resort at 970.726.1564.
Amy July 20th, 2009
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