Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Geocaching in the news...

Geocaching catching on with several hundred sites within 10 miles of Saginaw

by Gus Burns | The Saginaw News
Tuesday March 17, 2009, 7:23 AM

Spring-like rays thawed the soggy the ground at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church cemetery in Frankenmuth as Michael K. Boensch, a $300 Garmin Vista HCX handheld global positioning system slung around his neck, rooted through a solitary pine tree checking and replacing his geocache.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure-hunt-like game/hobby. Geocachers, utilizing GPS and the Internet, hunt for the "geocache" or "cache," a container with a finder's log, writing utensil and sometimes a memento. Caches are nearly everywhere, in every town and state, cemeteries, parks, mountains, historical landmarks and private property. Some 745,790 active geocaches are registered across the globe at geocaching.com, and several hundred are within 10 miles of Saginaw.


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