Local Treasures: Geocaching Across America


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In the spring of 2000, a man in Oregon hid a box of toys in the woods, posted the geographic coordinates of its location on a Web site, and issued a challenge for others to find it. People used their GPS receivers to find his treasure, and a new game was born. Today over a million people worldwide participate in geocaching, hiding stashes of trinkets in a variety of locations from a grove of trees toa cliff ledge to the depths of a riverbed and then inviting others to find them, leave a note, and swap a treasure of their ...

Local Treasures: Geocaching Across America 2006, Center for American Places

ISBN-13: 9781930066366