Alright, Cantina people. It is time to talk about my new favorite hobby: Geocaching!
Has anyone heard of this? For those of you who do not know what it is, it is a global hobby. People all over the world hide caches, some sort of container with a log inside, and people try to find them. When you find one, you sign the log and record your find. Then you celebrate and move on to the next!
There are over 2,000,000 caches hidden worldwide. Most caches that I have found are tiny, or micro caches, and only contain a log to sign. But some can be bigger and contain trinkets. You can only take a trinket if you replace it with another trinket.
So how do you find them? Each cache that is hidden is logged online at geocaching.com with coordinates for its approximate location. You use an app on your phone (I use c:geo) to track the coordinates. However, then you still have to find it. And some can be pretty tough! Each cache is recorded with a difficulty rating and a terrain rating. Say you have to go scuba diving or spelunking to find a cache, then the terrain would be rated at a higher level. But say a cache is camouflaged in a rock amongst a pile of rocks. Then the difficulty would be rated higher. The rating is out of 5.
What is the point, you may ask. Well...it's just fun! It's like a global scavenger hunt. And you would be surprised how many are probably hidden in your immediate area!
So far I have found 36, and I hope to find many more! Check out the link below if you are interested. I will post some pictures later.
"It's not about the legacy you leave, it's about the life you live." ~Mara Jade Skywalker
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