Geocaching

The Hunt for Something Fun!

Looking for something fun to do in the sun? We would say to hunt no further, but that’s actually the fun part—what about a treasure hunt? The grown-up, technical term is “geocaching,” but it’s the same principal. Participants use a GPS or a map and old-fashioned outdoor awareness to hunt for treasure: the geocache. The geocache is basically any type of waterproof container with a logbook of some kind and something to write with. The idea is that whoever finds the cache writes their name and date, then leaves it for the next person to find. Many caches also contain little toys, trinkets or treasures with the idea to take one, but leave something else behind.

Some of us at Goddess Garden have done geocaching adventures and they’re a blast! What’s not to like? It combines a beautiful hike with treasure hunting. It’s a socially acceptable form of hide-and-seek of sorts that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It also appeals to the curious. “Who’s been here before me? Why did they leave a scrabble piece? Did their name start with “N?” Maybe it was Nova!”

The idea of geocaching is a good one. First, it gets people outside. Friends come together and families join forces to find the treasure. Strangers will even help each other out to achieve a common goal. It’s a great way to get back to a simpler time and get away from it all. The geocaching concept also teaches an important lesson: If you take something, give something back. And sign your name so you’re accountable, and so you’re more inclined to leave something positive behind.

We think it’s great guide to life and something we should all try to live by. And if you want to give it a try, there are many great links, like https://www.geocaching.com, to help you get started.

Now, go seek some sunshine and leave something positive behind. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

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