geo·​cach·​ing | \ ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ How to pronounce geocaching (audio) \

Definition of geocaching

: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

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geocacher \ ˈjē-​ō-​ˌka-​shər How to pronounce geocacher (audio) \ noun

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San Antonio parks have a lot to offer — miles of trails, biking, kayaking access and geocaching. Ingrid Wilgen, San Antonio Express-News, "San Antonio’s parks offer outdoor fun," 11 June 2018 Learn how to make your own recycled paper, discover the many creatures that live in local water bodies and go treasure hunting with a geocaching/letterboxing activity. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Learn to roll like a lumberjack," 25 June 2018 Inner Loop Huntsville State Park Features camping, hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, paddling and geocaching, as well as 21 miles of trails and a nature center. Houston Chronicle, "Houston nature centers and preserves," 10 May 2018 There’s something for everyone here: camping, swimming, fishing, paddle boats, paddle boards, putt-putt golf, hiking, canoeing, geocaching and tubing, just to name a few. Dale Blasingame, San Antonio Express-News, "The 8 best family-friendly Texas state parks," 11 June 2018 Summertime recreation activities include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing and geocaching. Annie Alleman,, "Upcoming summer events for the south suburbs," 13 May 2018 The park hosts a national geocaching game year-round. Amy Aumick,, "Explore Florida's Baker County: Home to the state's biggest Civil War battle," 7 May 2018 Northbrook Explorers: Kids, ages 5 to 7, will participate in games, arts and crafts, science experiments, swimming, geocaching and other activities. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Glenview, Northbrook park districts offer new summer programs," 3 Apr. 2018 Pontoon and canoe rides, youth fishing derby, biking, geocaching and nature trail walks will be available in the preserve. Houston Chronicle, "Family Fun: Art Car Parade and Houston Japan Festival," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of geocaching

2000, in the meaning defined above

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geo·​cach·​ing | \ ˈjē-ō-ˌka-shiŋ\

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: a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

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