So if you are nervous about trying geocaching
, why not head along to an organised hunt, such as one of those run by the National Trust.
A recommended GPS designed purposefully for children interested in geocaching
is the Geomate Jr.
In addition to the small trinkets and sense of accomplishment that comes from finding the geocaches, a 2013 study by Texas A&M showed that geocaching
provides physical and mental benefits.
It's not unusual to find Dave Prebeck, president of the Northern Virginia Geocaching
Organization, roaming wooded areas around Northern Virginia with his trekking pole, barefoot sport shoes, and his hand-held GPS.
Geocachers will leave your property with an increased sense of understanding and you will be more than a mile marker on their geocaching
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The grandfather-of-five added: "There are people who actually enjoy doing geocaching
treasure hunt can last a couple of hours or a couple of days.
GPS and Geocaching
in Education" is a guide to how to use Geocaching
, a practice that uses GPS to teach its participants about the world around them and encourages real world problem solving.
, Jost has hiked miles up trails he never thought he would tackle and discovered the cemetery where Fred Astaire is buried.
From how GPS works and how to link to laptops and cell phones to coordinating GPS with maps, software and geocaching
, this is a basic guide any library strong in outdoors titles and tools will find a popular pick.
downloadable maps, and offer tips on linking with other electronic devices, classic back-up tools for finding one's location, and geocaching
, a high- tech form of treasure hunting.