Geocaching 101 – 19 June 2016

Geocaching is a real-world, 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. Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for Geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill to the cache owner. Currently there are 2.7 million caches listed in over 200 countries, including 26,000 in Colorado.


Rudy and Kathy Perry, Florissant residents and active members of the Pikes Peak Historical Society, will speak about what geocaching is and how to get started in this fun, family oriented activity. They found their first geocache in 2003 in Texas. Since then, they have found over 250 in twelve different states and one at the highest point at a national park in Thailand. Finding caches when traveling can take you to places the locals know about and want to share. The Perry’s started the PPHS geocache committee to share the unique history of Florissant in a different way by hiding geocaches at historical sites in the area. Their plan is to have seven caches in this series, all sponsored by the Pikes Peak Historic Society.


The Pikes Peak Historical Society invites you to learn more about Geocaching on Sunday, June 19th, at their monthly Chautauqua (free program), at 2:00 pm at the Florissant Library.  The Library is located adjacent to the Florissant Community Park on 334 Circle Drive in Florissant.  This program is presented as a public service of the Pikes Peak Historical Society. Admission is free and refreshments are served.  No reservation is required but arrive early, seating is limited. For more information call 719-748-8259 or 719-748-3861.