Geocaching is a high-tech version of hide-and-seek where you explore the outdoors in search of hidden "treasure" and adventure. A perfect way to get started geocaching is with a compatible Garmin GPS and geocache coordinates that can be found at OpenCaching.com.
Garmin offers a variety of lightweight, rugged, waterproof GPS handhelds perfect for geocaching. These units have long battery lives and space to hold coordinates for many geocache locations.
OpenCaching is the new web community designed and powered by geocachers. At OpenCaching.com, geocachers can begin their search for nearby geocaches, send them to their device, and leave comments about their geocache experiences.
chirp is a one-of-a-kind wireless beacon designed specifically for the outdoor adventures of geocaching. chirp is affordable, durable, waterproof (IPX7) and communicates with, and can be programmed by wireless-enabled Garmin handhelds.
With chirp, geocachers can now verify that a cache is nearby, access chirp's cargo of hints, see how many visitors have visited a cache and allow users to retrieve multi-caching coordinates.
Some of our more popular outdoor devices support paperless geocaching allowing you to send locations directly to the unit without having to manually enter your coordinates.
With paperless geocaching, you’ll have cache descriptions, ratings, and recent log info stored directly on your device so there's no need to take paper printouts along with you.
A great rule of thumb is to leave any caching location in better condition than when you arrived. Observe posted signs, stay on designated trails, do not trespass onto private property, and even pick up any litter you find along the way.
Be sure to get permission before placing a cache on private property. Also, always make sure to observe safe hiking practices when geocaching, be mindful of your hiking experience and limits, and hide geocaches in areas that may be safely accessed by fellow geocachers. The most important thing is to get outside and safely have fun!