November 12-18 is Geography Awareness Week and what better way to celebrate than by going geocaching in our conservation areas!
If you’re unfamiliar with geocaching, it is basically a treasure hunt. Using various navigational techniques and equipment, including GPS and mobile devices, geocachers hide and seek containers called geocaches. Typically, a geocache is a small waterproof container with a log book, pencil/pen and small trinket inside. Once found, geocachers mark that they have been there and log their finds into a listing site. Listing sites can also provide the location of other geocaches waiting to be found! Geocaches can be found in most of HCA’s areas. Geocaching is a great way to get outdoors, explore our areas, and learn how to use gps technology, practice map-reading while developing navigational skills.
So hit the trails this week and learn more about geography! Don’t forget to post about your experience and share it on social using the hashtag #GeoWeek.
Please note that any person wishing to place a cache on HCA lands MUST have a permit granted by HCA. Learn more about the guidelines and permit here.