+CacheKestrel Posted February 8, 2005 Share Posted February 8, 2005 (edited) Hello everyone, I just wanted to drop a note because I might run into you along the trail. Being new to GeoCaching I have been trying to learn as much as I can. This past November I received a Lowrance iFINDER PRO for my birthday. I requested this GPSr mainly because I wanted to learn about GeoCaching. I find myself hiking along the trails in New Jersey a lot, and thought that GeoCaching would add to my adventure. My introduction to GeoCaching started when I discovered (with the help of a friend) a small camouflaged film canister hidden in a log. When I opened this container it had some bizarre number code on a piece of paper. It read something like N 12° 34.567 W 12° 34.567 and I asked my friend what it was. He explained that it was the longitude and latitude for a GeoCache location. He seemed secretive about the whole thing and simply said that I should search the internet for GeoCaching. “I do not what to spoil it for you” he said. We both placed the container back where we found it and went on our way. That night I searched the internet and read all about GeoCaching. I very much enjoyed hiking and computers so it seemed only natural to want to give it a try. After consulting with my friend and researching a suitable GPSr for GeoCaching I decided on the iFINDER PRO. When I finally got the GPSr I gave it a try. It was lots of fun. Before you know it I got mapping software, started “lurking” these fourms and became a Premium Membership to Geocaching.com so that I can download eBook files to my PDA. Yes I went straight into paperless caching! As you can tell I have already found a few caches but the numbers are not as important to me as the location. I will often do some extra hiking in the area that I am visiting just to enjoy. Please tell us about how you got started with GeoCaching. Thanks, - CacheKestrel Edited February 8, 2005 by CacheKestrel Quote Link to comment
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