Learning the Sport of Geocaching

By Carol at 10:56 am on Sunday, May 25, 2008

Today we drove with our friends Nancy and Barry to the arboretum at Esperance, where we participated in a class on geocaching. This new sport started around 2000 with the advent of GPS devices, and has spread to over 100 countries. We learned about entering coordinates into our GPS in order to locate five caches on the arboretum grounds. An LL Bean rep and a naturalist were on hand to assist in what turned out to be an adult-style treasure hunt. The naturalist’s twins came along and reminded us that this would be fun to try with our own grandchildren.

Oriole nest

Our first find was hidden in this old oriole nest, hanging from a red-twigged dogwood.

Nancy uses her new zoom lens.

Nancy is using her new zoom lens.

Recording a new cache discovery.

Recording a new cache discovery.

Yellow azalea growing wild in the woods.

Wild azalea growing in the arboretum woods.

Finding the last cache.

Larry, Nancy and Barry recording the final cache of the day, before leaving for lunch at the Grapevine Farms Bistro in Cobleskill.

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