Geocaching {for beginners}

Last year, we took the kids geocaching for the first time, and it made our Summer Checklist again this year.  My boys LOVE it!  For those of you who have never done it, basically, geocaching is a simple "high tech" treasure hunt.  (Instead of a map, you use a mobile phone or a GPS device.)

We used my husband's iPhone, so....

1)  The first thing we needed to do was download a geocaching app.  We used one called "Geocaching" by Groundspeak Inc., and one called "Opencaching" by Garmin.  Just do a search, and I am sure you'll find one you like.

2)  Then, we followed the instructions from the app.

3)  Finally, we used the iPhone like a compass to locate the treasure.

Fun, right?

Just remember.... be a good geocacher by following the simple geocaching rules of etiquette.

  • Sign the log.
  • If you take something out of the cache, make sure you leave something of equal value behind.
  • Leave the cache exactly as you found it so that others can find it after you.

That's it!  So... grab your device, some comfy shoes, a pen, and some trinkets to leave behind, and head out on your own geocaching adventure.  Have fun!

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. We just started geocaching at the beginning of this summer and love it!

    1. We've only done it a handful of times, but we love it too. :-)


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