Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game where participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) device or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”). A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little monetary value. Today, well over 480,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the sport. According to Wikipedia, geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents. Geocaching, says Wikipedia, “is similar to the 150-year-old letterboxing, which uses references to landmarks and clues embedded in stories.” There is not a better place then Yellowstone Park to enjoy the sport of geocoaching
With over 80% of its 5,000 square miles made up of public lands, Sublette County, Wyoming and the Pinedale area are ideal for the new high tech sport of geocaching. Grab your GPS, map and compass and head out to discover country rarely traveled since the early fur traders. Visit visitpinedale.org for links to lists of caches in the area and be sure to follow all the rules of the “Tread Lightly” code and obey local signs and regulations.
Converse County, Wyoming is now a geocaching community. Both the Douglas and Glenrock chambers of commerce will give away the new limited-edition geocaching coin (engraved with the famous jackalope and Pony Express insignias) to any individual who finds and validates five caches in Converse County. Just fill out the geocaching information form and return it to either the Douglas or Glenrock chamber offices. Subject to availability.