The Guardian (Charlottetown) : 2019-06-12

ENTERTAINM­ENT : 17 : B5

ENTERTAINM­ENT

B5 THEGUARDIA­N.PE.CA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019 FINDING A CACHE USING A CELL PHONE The basic steps: 1. Visit www.geocaching.com and create an account — the basic membership is free. You will need an email address, a cacher name (whatever you want to be known as in the geocaching world), and a password. Download the Groundspea­k geocaching app. It is free at the App Store. This is a gps app that has the cords for all active caches on it. If you use a handheld GPS (instead of a phone), you have to download caches from your computer to the gps. Once you have the geocaching app, go to the geocaching website and enter a location, i.e. Halifax. Then press search. A map should come up and you can zoom in to see the streets. The caches appear as little green containers. Click on a cache. The cache name and info will appear. Press navigate. Use the phone to navigate to the cache. When you find the geocache, sign the log book and return it to its original spot. (New cachers usually start with a traditiona­l type cache with a low difficulty rating.) Log that you have found your geocache. The cache will then appear as a yellow smiley on your map. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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