An entertaining adventure game for GPS (Global Positioning System) users. Participating in a cache (hidden box) hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS receiver. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. The visitor is asked to sign the cache log and if they take something they should leave something in return for the next visitor.
An intriguing mix of treasure hunting, art, navigation, and exploring interesting, scenic, and sometimes remote places. Someone hides a waterproof box somewhere containing at least a logbook and a carved rubber stamp, and perhaps other goodies. The hider then usually writes directions to the box called "clues", which can be straightforward, cryptic, or any degree in between. Once the clues are written, hunters in possession of the clues attempt to find the box. When the hunter successfully deciphers the clue and finds the box, he stamps the logbook in the box with his personal stamp, and stamps his personal logbook with the box's stamp. The box's logbook keeps a record of all its visitors, and the hunters keep a record of all the boxes they have found, in their personal logbooks.
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