Tech Tuesday: Geocaching

It’s cooling off across Northern Michigan, but there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors this fall.

In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’re talking all about geocaching and how you can play along.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices.

Geocachers navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the cache hidden at that location. The hidden cache is usually some type of container that includes a logbook.

Once you’ve found the hidden cache, participants are encouraged to sign the logbook and return the cache to its original location.

Geocaches can be found all over the world. Geocachers typically hide caches in locations important to them. This can be anywhere from your local park, to the end of a long hike, or even underwater!

To celebrate 100 years of state parks, Michigan State Parks has partnered with the Michigan Geocaching Organization to launch the Michigan State Parks Centennial GeoTour.

The Michigan State Parks Centennial GeoTour is giving geocachers 100 new caches to seek out while exploring Michigan’s great outdoors.

If you find all 100 GeoTour caches, you’ll earn a digital souvenir from Geocaching.com.

All you need to do to participate in the outdoor adventure is download the app, search for Michigan State Parks Centennial GeoTour, download your GeoTour ticket, and you are ready to go! As you find a certain number of caches, you will earn rewards, like a commemorative Michigan State Parks Centennial Geocoin.

 

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