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100 Days of Summer: June 2- Geocaching in Boardman Park

What is geocaching? It’s best described by this video:

And Thanks to a couple highly prolific Geocachers, TurnPikeTravelers, KKAB22 and CharlesIsland, the Boardman Area is home to dozens of Geocaches.

Grab yourTomTom, Garmin, or GPS enabled phone and head over to Geocaching.com and sign up for a free account. Go to the search page and type in 44512.

I just took the 5-year-old out last weekend and she discovered the “Just Off the Path” cache at Boardman Park herself. But there’s literally hundreds of other caches in our area. Have Fun!

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Ohio Topographic Map

TOPO!® Michigan, Ohio and Indiana Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software TOPO!® Michigan, Ohio and Indiana Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software

National Geographics TOPO174; is the leading map software for outdoor recreation and features seamless, authentic USGS maps you can customize and print yourself.TOPO174; Michigan, Ohio and Indiana features more than 2,700 seamless USGS 124,000 scale topographic maps covering all three states in their entirety. These are not computer-generated maps, but high-resolution scans of authentic USGS quads with all the richness of detail they offer.8226; Five levels of map detail, from National Geographic Atlas maps to USGS 7.5 series seamless quads — the most detailed outdoor recreation maps available8226; Print custom-centered photo quality maps on any printer8226; Customize your map by adding trails, routes, text and symbols8226; Add notes, web links and photos linked to a location on the map8226; TOPO is GPS-ready. Transfer GPS waypoints and routes between your GPS unit and the software to find where you want to go or where you have been8226; Add latitudelongitude or UTM grids to any map8226; One-click trail profiles show you the distance along with elevation gain or loss8226; Toggle shaded relief on or off8226; Find new trails, parks, summits, campsites and more using the USA Place Finder8226; Animated 3D fly-thru feature enables you to fly along a trail you have drawn or imported from your GPS8226; Resizable split screen enables you to view maps in 2D and 3D. See a full 360 degree view8226; Live Map Update gets you the latest revised maps and software updates8226; PC and Mac (10.2) compatible






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New GPS Game From Groundspeak, Creators of Geocaching

Magellan Blazer12 GPS Receiver.
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What is WhereIGo?

It’s the next generation of GPS games. It’s Geocaching on Steroids. It’s a Virtual Scavenger Hunt in the real world.

WherIGo replaces the traditional plastic box with a virtual location. Start a game, follow the clues and instructions to progress. Get to your goal, and your Wherigo enabled Smartphone gives you the next leg. Think Amazing race type games.

Oh, And just like Geocaching, you build these games yourself using their toolbox. How Cool Is that? You control the game. You Make the game and write the story. Imagine. Summer’s coming up. A scavenger hunt for the Summer Camp Kids? A state Park Adventure for the family reunion? A night life cruise for the adults?  The choice is yours.

Check out Wherigo.

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Newbie Guide to Geocaching

Just discovered this product on Amazon, and Thought I’d Share. Dr. B’s Geocaching Newbie Kit & Idiot’s Guide to Geocaching & Geomate.jr includes a  GPS Unit, Idiot’s Guide, and a plastic cache with everything you need for your kid’s first cache.

This is a wonderful, all-in-one solution to get the kids outside and interested in outdoor recreation opportunities like Geocaching. I expect to see the coordinates for lots of caches in Mill Creek.

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