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WHAT IS 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 (container) hidden at that location. Geocaching is a great activity to share with family and friends.
HOW IT WORKS:
At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:
1. Register for a free basic membership at www.geocaching.com
2. Visit the "Hide & Seek A Cache" page
3. Enter your postal code and click "search"
4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name
5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS device
6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hideen geocache
7. Once you find the geocache, sign the log book, take an item from the geocache if you choose (you must leave another item of equal or great value in its place) and return the geocache to its original location
8. Log your find, share your stories and pictures at www.geocaching.com
WHERE ARE GEOCACHES LOCATED?
Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse - they may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, deep into the woods, underwater or on the side of a street. There are over 600 caches within a 15 mile radius of Pemberton Township! Visit www.geocaching.com for a list of local geocaches.
DON'T HAVE A GPS-ENABLED DEVICE? NO PROBLEM - USE OURS!
The Pemberton Township Recreation Department has several Garmin hand-held GPS devices available for use on your geocaching adventures! A cash deposit in the amount of $180 is required when you sign out a device (this amount will cover the replacement cost should you lose, damage or fail to return the device) - you will receive your deposit back upon return of the device. In addition to the deposit, a $25 rental fee is required. Rental period is one month.
NEED MORE INFORMATION? HAVE QUESTIONS?
Visit www.geocaching.com/guide for a Geocaching 101 crash course or contact Tamara at the Pemberton Township Recreation Department: 609-893-5034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARE YOUR LOCAL GEOCACHING ADVENTURES WITH US!
Have a story or picture you would like to share from geocaching in Pemberton Township? Email it to us at email@example.com so we can post it on our website!