On May 2nd 2000, the sport known as geocaching became possible when selective availability was removed from the GPS Satellite signals by the federal government. The first geocache was placed the very next day. Now, over one million active geocaches later, geocachers worldwide are celebrating ten years of geocaching! RVing and geocaching go together like peas in a pod. Geocaches are located virtually anywhere in the world where you can travel with your RV. Just like a RV they take you to unique locations that the average traveler would never have the opportunity to visit. They are like your own personal tour guide to the secret places of the world. If you log onto www.geocaching.com and search for keywords involving the RV lifestyle, some of the hits will include:
The Travel Trailer Cache in Oregon
Motorhome Cache in Eastern Europe
Fifth Wheel Cache in North Carolina
You will also find listings for caches placed by fellow RVers during their travels. Some being placed during misfortunes along the way such as a failed transmission on a steep grade in the summer, some at a memorable lunch spot and others at a great boondocking location with a killer view.
Do a search with the keyword campground and you will receive hundreds of geocache locations at little known or free campsites across the country. I can’t think of a better way to end a day of RVing than finding a free campsite and doing a little geocaching after dinner. Join in on the tenth birthday celebration and start geocaching today. It’s all part of the adventure!
Follow Dave’s RV adventures as he travels the West in search of forgotten and unique places. For Dave, home is where you park it, the more remote the better!