So I know that I talk about my geocaching adventures with Frank and Kit, but some of you aren't really sure what it is, because those posts can be kind of vague if you don't know what I'm talking about. So here's a video to help explain what it is.
I like to think that geocachers are modern day treasure hunters. Whether the cache has "swag" (extras) in it or not. Caches are cleverly hidden items that are in public view, but only you (geocachers) know they're there.
Like the video says, there are different sizes of caches, from Nano's (ex: a fake bolt) to a large (5 gallon bucket). And anything can be a cache, so long as it has a log book. I've seen magnetic strips, Altoids tins (common), spare key holders, metal pipes, hollowed out sprinkler heads, and even a fake piece of chewed up gum. Where ever you are, there's a high probability that there is a cache somewhere close by, well, except if you're in Antarctica, but I'm pretty sure there's a cache there too.
And yes, you will get excited once you find a cache you've been looking for, especially when you first start out or when it's an elusive one that you've been trying to get for a while.
Do you think geocaching is interesting? Would you try it? It's sort of a geeky sport, but I love it nonetheless. Who DOESN'T like knowing that there is something in plain sight that only other GC-ers knows is there?