Geocaching is a fun worldwide outdoor activity, basically a scavenger hunt with a twist. A geocache is a ‘treasure’ you are trying to find, they are hidden in various places and their GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates are logged on a website.  You get the coordinates and try to find them with your GPS device.

The difficulty level can vary greatly depending on the location and the terrain. Here in Baton Rouge it is not too strenuous, but it is lots of fun and great exercise!

There are numerous free sites you can join to look for geocaches. One of the largest is A brief search revealed that right now there are over 3800 geocaches in Louisiana! If you have a GPS, take up the challenge! You can find more information about how it works here:

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