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Yes. There are caches in all of the County Parks and on the County Trails. Find information and coordinates at the Geocaching.com website.
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Yes. There are currently over a dozen "cache types" in geocaching, with each cache type being a different variation of the game. Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.
You will need a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache, and a Geocaching.com Membership.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps: 1. Register for a free Basic Membership at Geocaching.com. 2. Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page. 3. Enter your postal code and click "search". 4. Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name. 5. Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device. 6. Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache. 7. Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location. 8. Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
Contact Park Director Joseph Tart by emailing County Parks or by calling 651-213-8960. You can call 24/7 and leave a message at the office if there is no answer. The Park Director will return your email or phone call at the first available opportunity.