Friday, May 10, 2013

Geocaching!

This week I had my first experience with geocaching! Basically, it's very much like treasure hunting; geocaching websites give you directions and sometimes a description of what you're looking for and armed with a GPS or a similar APP , you set off to find it. My good friend Nicole has gone a few times with her boyfriend, so she was the leader. First, we went to a very easy cache at the Hoyt Library which contained   mostly children's' books. After taking one out, I put one in. That's the rule of geocachnig; replace what is in the cache so the next person has something to find.  The contents don't matter so much as finding them, thrill of the hunt and all that.

After that we went for some harder ones at Francis Slocum State Park. Unfortunately,  one must have been removed because we simply could not find it! Disappointed, but enjoying the exercise and scenery, we moved on the next cache in the park, only to have the GPS give out. Still, we got a decent walk out of it. 
















Then, it was on the Back Mountain Trail, where after walking past the location, realizing our mistake and turning around, we found it!















After taking a plastic ring with a compass and leaving a  skeleton key, we went for ice cream at Hillside Farms.


 My first experience with geocaching was extremely fun and I definitely would go again.


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