For the more adventurous and mystery-minded, ‘Geocacheing’ can be a great way to explore the city and countyside in search of ‘treasure’.
Taking its name from geo (Earth) and cache (to temporaily store) geocacheing is an activity where you can attempt to find ‘something’ at a given set of coordinates. While the ‘treasure’ one can find is usually small, the thrill of exploring nature along with the mystery and excitement of discovery has been appealing to a growing number of people worldwide.
Participants can find the coordinates of geocaches on geocaching.com. Then, using a GPS, the participant can go on an adventure to find the cache. Once found, players often record their find, and either leave the cache and its contents there for others, or swap something they have for something in the cache, leaving a ‘new’ treasure there for the next finder.
North Dakota’s state parks are a great place to explore and search for geocaches. Geocaching in North Dakota State Parks has been going since the first geocache at Cross Ranch State Park was created in 2002, and many more have been added since. Check out the North Dakota Parks and Recreation website or the North Dakota Geocaching Association for more info.