Back in March when my friend was visiting from the Southern Hemisphere I briefly mentioned that we introduced her to Geocaching in Dawson Creek…
Geocaching? What the heck is geocaching you ask? Well, I had the same reaction…along with a blank stare, when someone asked me if I knew of any geocaches in my area. After some lengthy conversations and some online research (got to love the internet! you can find anything online these days) I was surprised I never heard about this, especially since this is the sort of past time activity I would enjoy.
Essentially, it is the world’s largest treasure hunt! Or as Wikipedia put it, “the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website” or app. According to the official Geocaching website there are almost 2.8 million geocaches around the world and over 15 million people geocaching! Where have I been? How did I not know about this? I travel a lot and thinking of how many geocaches I could have found by now makes me want to go back in time so I could find them all!
The North Peace region has several hundred geocaches registered. See all of the green dots on the map below?! Even better yet, the District of Hudson’s Hope has a Geo-Adventure Passport that is full of secret words and prizes you can achieve!
Well, I think it is time to go exploring. Though, make sure you register first (its free) on the Geocaching website as you want to keep track of your found treasure…plus you can even register your own geocach. So, grab a friend or two, get outside into this beautiful weather, and go find some hidden treasure!!!