High-tech hunt for lost treasure — dailypress.com

High-tech hunt for lost treasure
Finding trifles with GPS is becoming a popular sport on the Peninsula

By SAM MCDONALD | 247-4732
December 16, 2007

High-tech hunt for lost treasure — dailypress.com.

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Christmas Event Cache

It’s coming up Thursday. They are doing a secret Santa gift thing. I am taking a crazy quilt wall hanging I made to sell. I will let you know what we got  and hopefully some photos as well. Are you going to one?

Newest version of Gps Tuner out

GPS Tuner is an off-road navigation software for Pocket PC devices. While most car navigation software gives you the possibility of planning your route based on a road network, GPS Tuner gives you the ability of navigation where the roads end. GPS Tuner is an excellent tool for hiking, geocaching, boating, flying, driving and many other sporting activities.

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Holiday Crafts Sale draws shoppers to Portland area

By Melissa Gagliardi
mgagliardi@courier-journal.com
The Courier-Journal

Parks said the items were perfect for geocaching because they are unique, and they represent Louisville. While this was her first year shopping at the crafts sale, she said she plans to return next year.

“It’s awesome,” she said. Read the full story HERE.

Geocaching responsible for Mystery Books?

As a pilot I’ve long used a GPS to navigate in the air. Often when tootling along at 4,500 feet, I’d contemplate what else could be done with such a keen device besides pinpointing one’s exact location on Earth. When I heard about geocaching — using a GPS to find treasures hidden by other geocachers — I thought it was a wonderful reason to take a long walk in the woods.I played the game myself a few times, and when after hours of sweaty searching, plagued by mosquitoes and blackflies, I found a Tupperware bowl full of trinkets cleverly hidden under a log, I had a “Eureka!” thought: What if this were a human corpse?

Read about the whole story of the mystery author HERE.

Beautiful Area to Cache in Florida

Already, Possum Long is considered by many as a jewel, with its paths winding through palms and bursts of tropical flowers. A butterfly garden leads to a hidden rustic shelter, the perfect place for a nature talk.

With no fences — or admission cost — anyone can bring a basket for lunch on a picnic table under a leafy archway.

“The latest thing is Geocaching. Actually, I’ve had people come here to do the Geocaching,” said Audubon’s local volunteer president, Laurie Odlum. “You do your GPS markings on a map to show that you’ve been here, you’ve done a particular task. And a lot of the birders these days are doing that.”
By Gabriel Margasak (Contact)
Friday, November 30, 2007

Full story HERE