What is Geocaching?
Essentially, geocaching is a “treasure” hunt using a handheld GPSr
unit. One geocacher, called the cache owner, hides a geocache. This is
often along a trail, a nice area to hike, near a scenic vista, or other
location of interest. Thus, natural areas, such as the Westmoreland
Conservancy's reserves, are popular locations to hide and hunt a
geocache. After the cache owner has hidden his cache, he posts the
coordinates online. Others may then return to the same location seeking
the geocache. At the same time, these people are introduced to the
wonders of a new area, often one in close proximity to where they live!