Caledonian CacheFest would like to present our next Geocaching 101 event.
We'll be at Balmaha on 26th March 2017 working with the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Rangers to promote Geocaching.
The event is from 1100am to 1400pm. More details can be found here on the Geocaching.
Geocaching.com is most popular site used by Scottish cachers with over 18,000+ geocaches listed. You can usually register for free membership on your chosen site and then start searching for geocaches. Once you have choosen the geocache, enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache. There are various websites that offer geocaching ....
What is Geocaching ?
1. If you take something from the geocache (or "cache"), leave something of equal or greater value.
2. Write about your find in the cache logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
3. Log your experience on the geocaches home page.
What are the rules of geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location.
Geocaching was conceived shortly after the removal of Selective Availability from the Global Positioning System on May 2, 2000, because the improved accuracy of the system allowed for a small container to be specifically placed and located. The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington). According to Dave Ulmer's message, the cache was a black plastic bucket. A geocache and plaque called the Original Stash Tribute Plaque now sits at the site. Scotland's first cache was place by Jock Scott on 15 December 2000 on Ben More. It's called Scotland's First
How to start Geocaching ?