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Geocaching - The 21st Century Scavenger Hunt!
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Geocaching - The 21st Century Scavenger Hunt!

So, I've got you thinking about this geocaching thing. Right?

But am I cut out to find "Tupperware in the Woods"? you may ask yourself.

Luckily, geocaching can be as easy or as tough as you like.

When you look up a cache on the geocaching.com website, you will notice that each listing (each cache) will be rated by difficulty and terrain, on a scale from 1 to 5 where 1 is easiest and 5 is toughest.

Picture looking for a 55 gallon drum in the middle of a football field...well, this would be listed 1D/1T or the easiest difficulty and easiest terrain. Now imagine looking for a cyrogenic vial (maybe 1/4 inch in diameter and 1 1/2 inches long) at the top of a 40 foot pine tree...well, this would be listed 5D/5T or the most extreme difficulty and terrain.

Luckily, in northeast Iowa, there are caches like these (and everywhere in between).

Caches located along the Cedar River, only accessable by watercraft, as well as caches in your favorite big box retailer parking, lot under the metal lamp skirt.

This is the beauty of this unique activity. It can be a timid or extreme as you wish.

In my next post, I will high light a few of my personal favorite geocaches across NE Iowa, and tell you why I love them as much as I do.

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