Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.
Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experience online.
From Birkelund camping you can find 64 caches within a 40 km radius. Some of the caches you can find going on foot from the camping site but most of them are further away so you need a car or bicycle to find them. Worldwide there are 5 million caches of which 20.436 caches are in Norway. From this 20.436 caches
972 caches are in “our” county of Buskerud and from these 972 caches, 64 are within a radius of 40 km from Birkelund camping.
Congratulations, you’ve found it! Intentionally or not!
What is this hidden container sitting here for? What the heck is this thing doing here with all these things in it? It is part of a worldwide game dedicated to GPS (Global Positioning System) users, called Geocaching. The game basically involves a GPS user hiding a “treasure” (this container and its contents), and publishing the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a “treasure hunt” to find it.
The only rules are:
if you take something from the geocache, you must leave something in the geocache, and you must write about your visit in the logbook.
Hopefully, the person that hid this container found a good spot that is on public property and is not easily found by uninterested parties.
Sometimes a good spot turns out to be a bad spot.
If you found this container by accident?
Great! You are welcome to join us!
We ask only that you:
•Please do not move or vandalize the container. The real treasure is just finding the container and sharing your thoughts with everyone else who finds it.
•If you wish, go ahead and take something. But please also leave something of your own for others to find, and write it in the logbook.
•If possible, let the whole world know that you found it, by visiting the website listed below.
Geocaching is open to everyone with a GPS and a sense of adventure.
There are similar sites all over the world. Visit http://www.geocaching.com if you want to learn more.