We had a great day yesterday! After going to Uncle Andrew and Uncle Peter’s soccer game, we took a borrowed GPS receiver and Sarah, Thomas, Tabitha, Andrew, Peter and myself all drove off to the Struble Trail to go hunt for treasure.
Geocaching is a sport/hobby where people go and hide items around the world, and take a geocoordinate “snapshot” of it’s location. For example, one of the cache’s we found yesterday had the geocoordinates “N 40Â° 02.604 W 075Â° 42.556″. So, we entered those values into the GPS receiver, and it pointed out the direction we needed to go.
In order to get an idea of where to start, I used Google Earth to figure out where the location was, and where we should park. Since we had the kids, it was a good first cache, since we only had to walk about a half-mile to and from the location. Once we got close enough, the kids looked around for the hidden box, and they found it!
It was cool because there was another cache within easy walking distance, so the kids were able to find two caches in one day. They were very excited!
For those of you who do have Google Earth, here are the coordinates for the two caches we found yesterday. I plan on keeping this file up to date with the caches we find.