“Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location” (Geocaching, 2016).  There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world that are ready to be found. These geocaches may come in different types as there are over a dozen different types of geocaches. Some of these are: traditional, mystery, and multi.

The traditional is the most commonly found geocache. They are 4 sizes: micro, small, medium, and large. They also come in many forms and shapes; some of the different containers we found were a fishing pole container, rainbow container, and a water bottle container.

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A mystery geocache is when they give you the coordinates to a puzzle and you have to solve the puzzle to get coordinates for the geocache.

A multi geocache involves two or more locations, with the final location being a physical container with a log-book inside. Typically when you get to the first location, you’ll get a clue for the second one and so on.

Once you find the geocache, you sign the logbook and switch an item with a treasure you pick from the geocache. This turns the game into the treasure hunt! Then you log all your findings online, whether you found the geocache or not.

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You may also find a trackable in a geocache. This is an item that has a code on it where it monitors everywhere the trackable goes. You log this on the geocache website and then you can see where the trackable has been! You also log what geocache you put the trackable in so people know where the trackable is.

 

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We found this trackable, his name is Jake’s Racer and he started out in the USA. Now he’s touring around Canada! We put him into another geocache and someone else will pick him up and help him tour around the world.

In Lacombe and around Lacombe County there are many geocaches just waiting to be found. Log onto geocaching.com and let the fun begin!

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