We've been up here a few time before to say the
least. Every trip is different; never the same
story. This trip was no exception.
Several topics of interest dominated this winter's
trip that seemed to have themed the weekend into an
extra ordinary trip to remember. 4 wheeling is
always at the top of the list of things to do but we
had our sights on another point of interest.
Recently a few of us became aware of a sport
surrounding GPS navigation called Geocaching,
sometimes known as GPS Stash Hunt or Global
Positioning Stash hunt. The basic idea of
geocaching is where individuals and organizations
set up "caches" all over the world and share the GPS
coordinates of these caches on the internet. Using
these coordinates GPS users can then search out
these caches. A Geocache may be as small as a
film canister with a log in it , known as a "micro",
up to larger containers such as ammo boxes, plastic
containers and even 5 gallon bucket size.
Caches large enough to contain objects may contain
various "rewards" and geocachers exchange items left
in the cache with items of their own. The
sport of geocaching is addicting to say the least.
A good GPS unit makes it all the more fun as you go
in search of geocaches. Our primary GPS units
in use were a pair of Garmin Rino 530DCX that we had
preloaded some local caches. We also planned
to stash a few of our own and then go in search for
one or more that we knew about. So Geocaching
was on our minds but we still got in a little 4
wheeling, target shooting, poker and a ton of fun.