According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, people, including some from as far away as Denmark and South Africa, showed up at Regner Park in West Bend for the third annual $1,000 Cache Ba$h Geocaching Mega Event, held the previous day.
Geocaching is a new emerging sport that has been labeled as a high tech version of hide-and-seek. You use a GPS receiver to locate containers of various shapes and sizes called geocaches. These geocaches are hidden in a particular area in waterproof containers. Using your computer, the location is uploaded on a geocaching website, and the game begins, www.geocaching.com.
This book by the Gillins is an excellent introduction to this new sport. Everything you need to know to get started, and how to play the game, is found in this new book. The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt is filled with interesting and funny anecdotes that reveal the reason this sport is exploding in popularity.
Submitted by Marion Kusnick, Sports Librarian for Read @ MPL.