Today I picked up a Garmin GPS handheld unit (picture to the left -- cheapy $90 one). I've been reading about geocaching and thought it would be fun to pick a target each weekend and go find it. For those of you that don't know what geocaching is, here's the wikipedia definition:
Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook. Larger containers can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is most often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek", sharing many aspects with orienteering, treasure-hunting, and waymarking.
I signed up for an account on geocaching.com and have picked a few targets to try this weekend. I'll let ya know how it goes.