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You would have us all forego our frivolous pursuit of geocaches, and have us instead sit at our solitary desks and ponder the more worldly uses of the GPS system. I say “Nay!”. Far better to use this technology for the masses to build better relationships within families by being together outside, exploring the bounty nature has provided, seeing the world in reality instead of reality TV; exercising our minds by first finding the geocaches on the internet, and plotting a course to locate them, then the physical exercise finding the goal by car, walk, hike, bike, bus; and finally the exhilaration of the hunt and the “Eureka!” moment of the find. Not to mention the fun, laughter, excitement, and friendships found along the way. There is also the mental challenge procured by the hiders, to place something a little different, something to make others smile and add fun and laughter to their lives, and the opportunity to share in that via the logs. This pastime also employs hundreds if not thousands of people, working behind the scenes, providing apparel, physical caches, Geocoins, Travel Bug Tags, GPS units, maps, conventions….the list goes on and on.
If you want to find a better, more lofty use for the system…then go for it. But it is not your place to judge us nor tell us how to live our lives.
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