Monday, August 1, 2011


Last Father's Day Scott got a GPS, and shortly after that we decided to try geocaching.  We all fell in love with it right away.  Geocaching is like a "treasure hunt."  You log onto the free website linked above, and you search for caches in your area.  Then, you put the coordinates into your GPS.  Finally you start your search for the cache.  It's a great way to spend time in the great outdoors, and no matter where you are, there are sure to be lots of caches nearby.  Our favorite cache by far was in the Allegheny National Forest, but our favorite place to go locally is Wingfield because it is so cool to see the natural treatment program to see how they clean abandoned mine drainage.  Plus, wingfield is beautiful and we see more wildlife their than anywhere.  Once you have chosen your location and find the cache, you sign a log book to prove that you were there.  Some caches even have toys and trinkets to trade.  Sometimes we find trackable items from all over the world!

This year we want to hide our own geocache.  Do you have any suggestions for a great area?


  1. This sounds extremely fun! And good for grad students who don't have much to spend on entertainment...I will see if I can get Kevin interested :)

  2. Sarah it's so fun! It's like hiking with a purpose. Sometimes they send you off the beaten path, but usually only by a few feet. Other than buying a GPS it's FREE!