Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. People create geocaches by hiding a waterproof container (the size varies) on public land. They place interesting items in it and it also sometimes add a visitor log book. They tuck it away, out of sight – not buried, but hidden by a log or rock or tucked into a crevice. They then upload the GPS coordinates to the official Geocache website along with some clues and hope someone will soon come hunting for their cache! When someone finds a cache they check out the contents, sign the logbook or leave a small token behind. Then they log onto their Geocaching account and register their find.
Geocaches are hid all over Winnebago County. It’s fun to search for caches, as they are often hidden in unique spots.