About the Activity
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is an outdoor treasure hunt using hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units. The geocachers hide and seek treasures that are waterproof containers typically including a pencil, small notebook to serve as a logbook for finders, and several trinkets like key chains, small toys, and buttons. The City of Aberdeen has many Geocaches hidden in Wylie Park-Storybook Land and many city parks. A GPS unitl can be borrowed for the Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please call to make reservations. 1-800-645-3851
How Do I Start?
Geocachers hide the geocache and enter the coordinates (latitude and longitude) on a website. Others download the coordinates, enter them into their GPS units, and head out to find the geocache.
What Happens when I Find a Cache?
Once the cache is found, the finders enter their names and the date into the logbook in the cache. The finders can then take an object from the cache while leaving something of equal or higher value. The finders replace the geocache in the same place where they found it so future geocachers can find it.
What Does It Look Like?
Geocaches can range in size from a small film canister to bigger than a five-gallon bucket. There are several different versions of geocaching.