Looking for a real-life treasure hunt? Geocaching may be the perfect activity for you and your family.
Geocaching started gaining in popularity in 2000 and today, over 420 caches have been hidden in the Spearfish area.
To get started, you will need a GPS-enabled device, and register as a member of www.geocaching.com, an online reference for hidden caches. Once registered, visit the “Hide and Seek a Cache” page and enter the zip code “57783” and the coordinates will be displayed. Log the information provided into the GPS and validate the distance to the cache.
Caches vary greatly in size and appearance, making a wide range of difficulty of finding a cache. In the field geocachers will see everything from large clear plastic containers to film canisters to a fake rock with a secret compartment – so be sure to have a sharp eye.
Another great resource available is the Black Hills Area Geocaches online site at www.blackhillsareageocachers.com.