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Scavenger hunts taken to new level
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Published on 03/31/2007
 

Scavenger hunts taken to new level

Navigation game sends players across world

Geocaching challenges participants to use their GPS unit to find lockboxes hidden all over the universe.

Say goodbye to the old map and compass and hello to a new, high-tech way of treasure hunting called Geocaching.

Geocaching is an adventure game for Global Positioning System users. The user gets on the Geocaching Web site, www.geocaching.com, and puts coordinates into the GPS unit. The basic idea is to have people set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on a the Web site.

Since 2000 when the “sport” was created, the Web site lists 1,217 local users who have found lockboxes in Lawrence.

Mollie Osborne, Tonganoxie, freshman, has been Geocaching twice with a group of friends, one who has a GPS. Although the concept may sound easy enough, the hunt can actually take hours.