Yesterday our family went to a Cub Scout get-together that was advertised as a treasure hunt. Much to my surprise, I found that we were going geocaching, which I first read about a couple weeks ago on Onward and Upward. The basic idea is that someone has concealed a container, and posted its latitude and longitude. Using a GPS device, you search for the container. Once you find it, you open it up, add your name to the log, take something from the container, and leave something else in the container.
There must be thousands of these around the world. We found 3 within a short distance, the last of which was originally concealed on July 1, 2001. There’s something oddly fun about it! It involves technology and nature, getting geeks outdoors. …Hear the double-ring?