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. The word Geocaching was written and said for the first time in 2000. The word was created by combining GEO for geography and CACHING for the process of storing or hiding materials. Merriam Webster added “Geocaching” to its dictionary as an official new word in 2012. Geocaching is a global adventure that combines the outdoors, technology and digital media.
What are the rules of Geocaching?
There are 300 geocaches hidden in Bermuda. They can be along a trail, through historic sites, in a park, and even in the middle of an urban area.
- If you take something from the geocache (or “cache”), leave something of equal or greater value.
- Sign the cache logbook.
- Log your experience at www.geocaching.com
- Share your memories at www.littleislandbigadventure.com
How is the Game played?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. There are geocaches on every continent, from Antarctica to North America. They are at our local parks, at the end of a long hike, underwater, or on the side of a city street. Geocaching combines technology with outdoor adventure and is a great way to explore our Island destination. Pair geocaching with, hiking, biking, boating or any number of activities for an even more enjoyable experience
- Enter or download the coordinates of the geocache(s) 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.
Cache In Trash Out is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. Keep Bermuda Beautiful!