Spring Geocaching!

warm_geocachingGeocaching is a treasure hunting game where participants use a GPS to hide or seek a container or cache at specific coordinates.

There are hundreds in the Straits Area and some unique and amazing locations in Mackinaw City. To get started sign up at geocaching.com, get the coordinates to area caches then enjoy this great high tech sport with friends. (waypoints are downloadable to your smart phones or visit the Mackinaw Public Library computer lab for coordinates on geocaching.com.) This is an eco friendly game as participants cache in and take trash out.  Stuck??? PAF ( phone a friend at the Chamber office for help).

More info just in from Groundspeak, Inc.

Over 1 Million Active Geocaches Worldwide!
geocache_lg1 Million Active Geocaches! On Monday, March 8, the number of active geocaches listed on Geocaching.com exceeded the million-cache mark. Congratulations to the geocaching community on this major milestone and thank you for all you have done to create such a wonderful, widespread activity in less than 10 years!

This is not the millionth cache ever hidden, since caches have been archived over the years, but the millionth active cache listing. There is no way to pinpoint who owns the cache, since every time a cache is archived, this changes. Therefore, if you hid a cache on the 8th, the millionth might have been yours at some point during the day!

Here are some interesting facts that show how quickly geocaching has grown in the last couple of years:

* We hit 500,000 active caches on 12/31/2007
* Geocaching.com had 531,000 active caches listed as of 3/3/2008
* There were 741,000 active caches as of 3/3/2009

Read the official Press Release that we sent to commemorate this occasion.

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