Geocaching – Orienteering on a grand scale

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Recently quite a few of the QCCC Outdoor Education staff team has become hooked on Geocaching. 

Geocachers are an underground network of people living in your community and every other community in Australia, a network of people from all walks of life who are connected through a common interest.  They often behave suspiciously and you may even have seen some and wondered, but they are essentially safe and you need not fear them. 

This hidden network of people are engaging in what can best be described as a giant, worldwide game of hide and seek.  Here’s a Wiki explanation:

Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook.

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