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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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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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