Are you looking to do a little treasure hunting? Geocaching is one of the best ways to discover any place you go and Los Angeles is no exception. Here is how it works and what it is all about.
Geocaching is where people use their GPS devices as part of a high-tech treasure hunt of sorts. Geocachers (pronounced “geo-cashers”) follow a set of coordinates and clues to seek out caches, or containers holding anything from knick-knacks to coins from around the world to tributes to loved ones. Players that take one item from the cache must leave another.
There are as many as 5 million geocachers seeking out about 1.2 million active caches worldwide, according to “Geocaching – The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.” Locally, there are about 4,100 recorded geocaching items hidden within a 20-mile radius of Beverly Hills’ Franklin Canyon Park, which is considered the approximate geographic center of Los Angeles (yes, the geographic center of Los Angeles is actually in the city of Beverly Hills).
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