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Geocatching is something like a scavenger hunt that uses GPS devises (as well as clues). A good map (maybe even a topographical map found at local camping stores) may also be a good idea based on the locations. Some locations can be found via the car others require a bit of walking (you choose).

Geocache (pronounced geo-cash) or caches as they are called are hidden by proponets of the game and normally have logbooks for visitors to sign there name. Other gamers use trinkets to show they have been there. In some locations the catches are set up in areas to promote parks or historical sights and some even provide history lessons.

I haven't tried this yet but it sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon outside with friends. This would would be a good activity for kids too.

The main website for Geocatchers is: http://www.geocaching.com

However there are some people in Tampa that have their own website and I've listed a few of them below too

A GREAT SOURCE OF INFO IN THE AREA IS: the Bay News 9 on demand (channel 340) which has a 4 minute program on the Brooker Creek Reserve. Brooker Creek introduces people to the game, and then guides them thru their first multi catche huntl.

Geocating locations on the http://www.geocaching.com that are in the Tampa area include: Tampa City, Cearwater city, St Petersburg City, temple terrace city, town and country CDP

Within an hours drive: Lakeland city, land O lake CDP, Largo city, Tarpon Springs City

Other websites:

othercontact: http://www.brillig.com/geocachin
Phone: http://www.waymarking.com/waymar
Website: http://www.geocaching.com

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2007
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