Do you want to test your skills in a whole new way at the Ohio History Connection sites? Why not try geocaching? Geocaching is a combination of a treasure hunt and a hike that requires the use of GPS. While some people define it as a sport and others a hobby, it is an activity that can be enjoyed individually or with groups of friends or family.
What is Geocaching?
The objective of geocaching is to locate hidden "caches" using GPS technology and a little sleuthing. A cache is a waterproof box that contain a log book for all successful searchers to sign and few small trinkets like foreign currency, small rubber animals, stickers and toy action figures that geocachers exchange with each other.
The geocaching craze has been gaining in popularity in the United States and around the world since 2000 when the U.S. Government opened up GPS satellite technology to civilians. The GPS uses longitude and latitude coordinates to pinpoint the exact position of handheld GPS receivers. Geocachers begin their search for caches at the the official www.geocaching.com web site where they can find the coordinates of caches in specific areas by zip code or large cities. The Geocache web site requires Free registration in order to obtain specific coordinates.
The Ohio History Connection has decided to place caches at several of its historic sites. Review the list below for a cache near you!
Ohio History Connection Geocache Sites
Adena Mansion & Gardens
Geocache - Worthington Woodland Wonder
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Geocache - One Small Step for Everyone
Geocache - Ice Age Remnant
Geocache - Moorehead's Monument
Geocache - Simon Girty's Ill-Gotten Booty
Geocache - The British Are Coming!
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
Geocache - Treasure of the Upper Miami
National Road & Zane Grey Museum
Geocache - Drivers of the Purple Sage
Geocache - Snake in the Grass