About International Geocaching Day
Since 200, the third Saturday in August is the day to celebrate the sport of geocaching: a real-world outdoor treasure-hunting game in which players search for hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices.
Geocaching is enjoyed by people of all ages, and the sport fosters a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
Geocaching began in 2000 when the U.S. government released the Selective Availability feature of GPS technology to the public. The first cache was hidden on May 3rd 2000 by Dave Ulmer in Beavercreek, Oregon.
Since then, millions of geocaches have been hidden in over 190 countries around the world. Geocachers have found and logged over 14 million geocaches. There are probably many more waiting to be found!Find out more