Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Geocaching in Honduras

Many of you may or may not know about one of my hobbies. It's geocaching. What is that you may ask? It's adult treasure hunting. By using your GPS, going on-line, you can find geocaches in almost any area of the world. I could almost promise you, if you live in the states, you probably have about 100 within 2-3 miles of your house! For example, in California there are over 54,000 cache locations. In my home city of Elk Grove, California, there are 7,190 in the city alone! Per the geocaching website: "Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment." Geocaching is a worldwide hobby, although some countries are more popular than others. Currently there are 637,280 geocaches in the world. The U.S. - where it originated - probably has the largest amount of geocachers. To find out about this really cool hobby check out you can see one of my listings here. Call me crazy, but it's a really fun hobby. There are almost no caches in Honduras, so I plan on planting quite a few. My thought is that mostly tourists who come will be the ones finding them - but that's okay :-)

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