Looking for something different to do while on vacation, simply traveling, or, just staying around your home base. I got something for you.to do an all you need is a GPS enabled cell phone and access to the internet – if you are reading this you have access to the internet.
The fun and quite possibly adventurous activity is called GeoCaching, a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. (Guide to the Game)
Here’s a sample of what the Treasure Hunt has to offer (for the Niagara Region only):
Coordinates: N 43° 04.705 W 079° 02.610 : .
“Most of us, tourists included, take the Robert Moses Expressway to the falls. This bike path will also get you there, but may take you a little longer. But don’t worry. I’m not going to make you walk all the way to the falls, just part of the way so that you may enjoy the sights and sounds along the river and this nice path. Start by parking at the water fowl viewing area and, if you haven’t already, finding Barbershop Dru’s Robert Moses 2.0.1 Water Fowl Cache (GCPJFE). This is the closest legal spot to park. There is a spot closer but it is strictly forbidden and only used by police and city workers. When you get close to the cache, the path splits. The GPS will tell you to go to the right, but please take a moment and follow the left path which ends in about a 100 feet. There are a couple of benches to sit on and enjoy the pretty view above the water. The cache is a lock and lock with trade items and should be easy to find. PLEASE trade fairly taking and leaving something of equal value. Remember, taking something to keep and leaving a travel bug in it’s place is a no-no. Hope you enjoy the trail and have fun.”
Additional Hints (Decrypt)
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