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Geocaching


Compressed Girl Geocaching in Skagit CountyHave you tried the relatively new sporting activity called Geocaching? It is an outdoor activity in which the entire family can participate. Geocaching is a lot like a treasure hunt where (you) the treasure hunters use GPS enabled devices (GPS receiver or smart phone) to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. If you like, you can become part of the online geocaching community and share your experiences with other geocachers.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container. The container usually has a logbook inside. The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their name or initials, or an established code name from a geocaching website. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers may have items for trading inside. Usually these would be small toys or trinkets of little value. Don't forget to bring some with you to exchange with the ones you take!

You can find out more at Geocaching.com . When using this site, you can search for caches using the zip codes from Skagit County, which are as follows: 98221, 98229, 98232, 98233, 98235, 98237, 98238, 98241, 98255, 98257, 98263, 98267, 98273, 98274, 98283, 98284, and 98292. There is also a mobile app from geocaching.com that you can download to your smart phone to begin your geocaching adventure.