We recently decided to try a cool adventure activity that people all over the world can participate in together: geocaching.
If you’re not familiar with geocaching, basically what you do is go to http://www.geocaching.com and find a cache in your area. Once you’ve found an appropriate cache, you record the GLS coordinates, put them into your GPS or your smart phone, and go find it. The caches themselves are normally waterproof containers containing a log book, which you must sigh, and a few trinkets that can be traded. The rules of geocaching dictate that if you take something from the cache you have to leave something of equal or greater value.
One of the coolest features of the hobby is trackables: small coins or other items with a serial number on them that can be picked up by in Toronto and dropped in a cache somewhere else. When the number is registered on geocaching.com, you can watch your coin travel around the world from cache to cache.
Laura and I had a great time in High Park looking for caches. Some were too hard for us to find. We looked for six and only found two. But we had a great time and we’ll definitely be going back to find more, and to place our own caches.
Check out the video of our adventure:
And of course I had my camera with me so I had to snap a few shots of nature. What a treat it was to get out of the concrete jungle for a day. I hope to get out to high park or one of Toronto’s other major parks at least once a week for the rest of the summer. Heck I’ll go all winter too. Here’s some pics: