[May 14, 2012]
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Saturday morning, several
people gathered at the Logan County Extension office to learn a
thing or two about geocaching.
Tom Hankins of the
Illinois Geocaching Association spoke to attendees about the hobby-sport which, in the
simplest of terms, is a scavenger hunt using GPS.
Caches are hidden in obscure
places. Using GPS coordinates, hunters look for hidden
treasure. Caches are usually found in small tin boxes. Inside there is a trinket that can be taken by the finder and
replaced with a new one. Or the finder can simply sign the
little paper inside to indicate they were there and then move on to the next
Geocaching uses GPS
and a vehicle, but also includes using your sense of sight and
your reasoning ability, generally all while getting in a little hiking
exercise along the way.
Pictures by Nila Smith