Summer is finally here, and where I am the season certainly is in full swing. While it can be tempting to sit inside infront of a fan and simply enjoy the air conditioning this summer, I would like to make a few arguments for getting out and doing more geocaching during the next few months of awesome weather!
- It’s good exercise – Whether you’re into extreme hiking or simply want some new scenery while walking around, geocaching has something that is sure to get you out of the armchair and moving about.
- Appreciate nature – Summer is the best time to appreciate nature, and what better way than to be outside enjoying all mother nature has to offer?
- Make friends – The Geocaching community is a pretty tight-knit group. While there are always bad apples, it is a great way to get out and meet more people in your area.
- Explore new places – Geocaching is a fantastic way to explore and discover new places
- Travel – Need a reason to travel outside of your town? Find a trail of geocaches and make a day-long trip to explore more! There are also geocaches worldwide if that’s more your style.
- Enjoy the thrill of the hunt – There’s something exciting in the treasure hunting that is Geocaching, and the thrill of finding a new cache just can’t be compared.
- It’s both high-tech and not – This hobby really is a mix of skills. You not only need some high-tech GPS but also have to know your way around the great outdoors. It’s got something for everyone.
- Improve your skills – Knowing how to navigate and read a GPS, nature skills, hiking, climbing, exploring… there are a host of skills that come with geocaching.
- It’s addictive – Kind of like Pringles; you can’t find just one.
- It’s a secret – Personally, there’s nothing I love more than walking past a geocache spot I’ve already logged and knowing that I know something the people around me don’t. It’s even better for urban caches. It’s almost like being part of a secret club or something.
- Enjoy the weather – This pretty much goes without saying, but caching when it’s nice out is way better than when it’s soggy and cold. Especially true if you’re trying to convert a muggle or introduce a child to the hobby.
Whatever your reason for doing more geocaching, be sure that you drink plenty of water and be prepared! Happy caching!!