Geocaching Ely MN – What the heck is it?

Pronounced:   gee’ oh cashing

Definition:
ge·o·cach·ing
ˈjēōˌkaSHiNG/
noun
  • the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website.

Get your cell phone or GPS, pick a cache that somebody hid somewhere and go find it.   It’s like a treasure hunt where you search for the treasure but leave it behind for someone else to locate.  Some are easy, others more difficult to locate.  Once you find the cache, you sign the log book and mark it down in you phone’s log.  There is more information on the site

Never did this before?  Here’s a quick video on how it is done:

Here are a few Geocache sites for the Ely, MN area.

It’s a great way to spend and afternoon when you aren’t fishing or hanging out at the beach.