geocaching

a.k.a. geocacher, GPS treasure hunt, high-tech treasure hunt

(pronounced: gee-oh-cash-ing)

What is geocaching? It's a high-tech treasure hunt involving websites and a GPS gadget which leads "geocachers" or explorers to find hidden "caches" of treasure.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity that is popular especially among kids and adults who enjoy the thrill of the hunt. The prizes (usually stored in plastic containers) are often nothing more than a few inexpensive plastic trinkets. But geocachers say it is the process of the journey and the excitement of the find that makes it so rewarding.

Historical perspective: To give you a perspective on how popular geocaching is, the Geocaching website below features more than 100,000 active caches hidden in 210 countries!

See also : cache or caching  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon

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