What is geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts, and families equipped with GPS-enabled devices.. Using a dedicated GPS receiver or a smartphone, you can locate hidden containers called geocaches in the outdoors and then share your experiences online.
How is geocaching pronounced?
You pronounce it Geo-cashing, like cashing a check (cheque).
There are over 2,398,758 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide.
Geocaching got its start in 2000 when the US government turned off a spoofing mechanism on the GPS system. This ushered in a new era of consumer use of the system, including the game of geocaching. Geocaching has skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade and today there are over two million active geocaches placed around the world.
The first geocache in Idaho, and one of the first 40 in the world, was placed in the Priest Lake area on Camels Prairie in 2000. Since then, North Idaho has seen an explostion of geocaches. These geocaches will take you to a number of places you may not have known about or considered exploring before: Round Lake State Park; historic buildings on the National Historic Register; Islands on our many lakes, requiring a boat to access them; wooded trails to spectacular viewpoints; amazing locations on mountain tops; and many more!
With a variety of difficulty ratings and locations, geocaching offers a myriad of experiences to people of all ages and abilities in North Idaho To learn more, visit www.geocaching.com or www.waymarking.com
How did geocaching start? History of Geocaching
You can get started geocaching by checking out this list of caches in North Idaho:
Bonner's Ferry Idaho: Caches near Bonner's Ferry
Post Falls, Idaho: Caches near Post Fall
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho: Caches near Coeur d'Alene
Priest Lake, Idaho: Caches near Priest Lake
Bayview, Idaho: Caches near Bayview
Sagle,Idaho: Caches near Sagle
Sandpoint, Idaho: Caches near Sandpoint
Wallace, Idaho: Caches near Wallace
Kellogg, Idaho: Caches near Kellogg
Twin Lakes, Idaho: Caches near Twin Lakes