Geocaching On The Skoot

Apr 01, 2015

What is Geocaching? - Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.  Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

There are millions of “caches” hidden all over the world. There are 5 hidden around Skootamatta (4 by the SDRA). The only necessities to play are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache. If you are using your mobile phone, download the geocaching app and a GPS app.

Once the cache has been found, sign the log book, take a trinket (optional), and return the container to its original location for the next person to find.

The SDRA has placed fun “caches” around the lake and registered the caches on www.geocaching.com.  If you are new to geocaching, find out more on www.geocaching.com and sign up for a user account.

It is a fun activity for people of all ages and we encourage our members to try it this summer. Wear good  shoes and bug repellant!

Cache Coordinates:

Cache Name Degree and Minutes Coordinates Decimal Coordinates

SDRA Cache #1 (water

access only)

N 44° 50.640 W 077° 16.810 44.8440 -77.28017

SDRA Cache #2 (water

access only)

N 44° 49.470 W 077° 14.085 44.8245 -77.23475

SDRA Cache #4 (road

and water access)

N 44° 50.848 W 077° 12.683 44.8475 -77.21138

Note: Cache #1 has an abandoned chair. If you are able to remove it and bring it to the dump, that would be greatly appreciated.

For download and print:   Geocaching_Member_Notice.docx



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