[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I [/dropcap] started geocaching when I was in college. My father sent me a GPS unit, it was a Garmin GPS12 with no maps and a black and white, low-res screen. My room mate and I found a few caches around Ithaca and then for some reason I just let it fall by the wayside.
Then, for my birthday in 2012, my in-laws gave me a new GPS as a present. A Garmin Oregon 450t, complete with maps and the capability to store geocaches right on the unit. This gift re-inspired me to get back out and go caching. So, since my birthday I have found over 400 caches and with any luck I will make that number 500 by my birthday in 2013.
Anyway, I enjoy the hunt and the hiking to get to some of the caches, though sometimes there is some appeal to doing some urban caching. In SLC, it isn’t hard to just walk down the street and find caches. I am also starting to work out som of the local puzzle caches as well and go to local geocaching events. It is a fun hobby and it gets me outside and adventuring.
Below are my caching stats. They only get updated when I actually run an update, so the count here may be a little different than the count in my sidebar.
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