Hunting season is right around the corner, and one way you can spend your time between now and opening day is to test your GPS navigation skills with Geocaching.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and 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 where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little financial value, although sometimes they are sentimental.
For a brief history and general rules of geocaching you can click here.
There are Geocache sites all over Montana. To play just check out the website www.geocaching.com and type in your city. Grab your GPS, and consider bringing along a small prize to leave with the cache in case you find it, then head out and track the cache down. Happy hunting!