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From the Dispatch-Argus Quad Cities Online May 31, 2014:
"MOLINE - Jim and Chris Guld's Saturday evening was unlike that of many others. But then again, their lives are unlike that of many others. Rather than relaxing on a couch or going out to eat, they helped people find hidden objects scattered around the campus of Black Hawk College with the help of satellite navigation.
It is called geocaching and is basically treasure hunting with a GPS. "
Geocaching Intro App
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. It is perfect for RVers with smartphones. You navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and try to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Then you log the find and maybe exchange a trinket. There is probably a cache near you right now!
This is the official app from Geocaching.com. The Intro app is great for beginners to the game. It gives you tips and instructions on how to find a cache and what to do when you find it. I downloaded the free Intro app from the Google Play Store for my Samsung Galaxy Note 3. If you find you enjoy the game, you will want to upgrade to the paid version for $9.99.
Screenshot of the app and a shot of a cache container and log.
The app is available for Apple iOS ($7.99), Android (Free, $9.99), and Windows phones (Free). .
Lots of RVers have discovered Geocaching. You too will say, “I use billion dollar satellite technology to find Tupperware in the woods!”
- App Name: Geocaching Intro
- Author: Groundspeak, Inc.
- Price: Free (note: this is the “Intro” app, the full app is $9.99)
- Available for Android and Apple iOS and Windows Phone
- The geocaching website has plenty of good help to get you started and get the most out of your device and the game
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