gpsIf 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.[1] 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.

 

July 20th, 2009

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