Monday, 13 June 2011

Have you heard of geocaching? Using an iPad or iPhone, it's like a high-tech version of orienteering combined with scavenger hunting.

People leave packages in obscure places and seekers hunt them down by using both written clues and GPS satellite locations. Once found, the package is opened and hunters can leave log notes and tokens for other hunters.

It's an amazing way to spend an hour or two hiking or exploring urban areas. This morning we climbed the hill behind our house which offers some of the most stunning bushland and views over Canberra.

We found two geocaches this morning, got an amazing workout and had some quality time together as a family on a stunning Canberra winter day. What could be better?

See Geocaching Australia if you want to join in the fun.

Footnote: If you find a cache called Milo and Otis (in a Milo tin), make sure you don't leave your car keys at the top of the mountain (used to open the tin) like someone did! NOT us!

1 comment:

Dani said...

Now THAT looks like fun!

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