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Geocaching 101 May 14, 2011

Filed under: Life's Musings — Angie S. @ 9:55 pm

Today I went geocaching for the first time.  This is something I have wanted to do for a while but every time I brought it up to Zach the response was lackluster at best.  A couple of months ago when we were tossing around ideas of something to do for a patrol activity I brought it up to our scout patrol.  The library had advertised a geocaching class for beginners and then you could finish out the day at Crow Wing State Park looking for caches.  They bit.

The afternoon started out rainy, windy, and cold.  We went to the library for our class:


where we learned to use the GPS units.


At the library they had a few easy caches hidden so we could to try out our newly acquired skills.

 From there we went to Crow Wing State Park, traveled the trails,




Stopped and checked our coordinates a time or two,



Before solving the mystery and finding all the caches!


We ended the afternoon with a picnic lunch we had packed.  It was a fun new experience and something we will definitely do again.  And this time I don’t think I’ll have to twist Zach’s arm to do it!


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