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I have been into Geocaching, casually, for a few years. I know a lot of people who have made it thier weekend hobby, but I tend to just review the website when I am heading somewhere new. I will load a few caches on my GPS and print off the sheets for reference.

I have found that, if you are hanging out around camp and the kids start to get restless, ask them if they want to go on a treasure hunt. NOTHING makes kids so ravenous as the idea of finding hidden stuff!

We have found them at Glamis and Gordon's well. Also, we have found dozens in San Felipe, Baja. It's the perfect way to occupy some time with your kids without having to endure the insufferable childrens activities that the wives tend to encourage.

Plus, once you take them out to find a few, they just want more. This is perfect leverage for good behavior. Nothing stings like the other kids coming back into camp with stories and you had to sit back because you got mouthy with mom.

Take a look at www.geocaching.com . Type in your zipcode and see how many are in your area. Or, use http://mapper.acme.com/ and find the coordinates to your favorite camping area. Then load those coords into the "advanced search" area to see if there are any caches nearby. You'll find out, it's as much fun for you as it is for your kids.

Matt
 

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What Cervezamatte said is 100% true! We found 3 posts within walking distance of our house and are starting to plan day trips to Lake Mead or Mt Charleston to do this. We call it cheep family fun.
 

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I dabble in it too, the kids love it. Of course, around here it's definitely not a summer activity.
 
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