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The Essential Guide To Geocachingby Mike Dyer
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- Participation in geocaching has exploded in the last four years to more than 190 countries and hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts- A fun way to learn basic land navigation skills- Provides outdoor ethics and safety information, including resources and product guides
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The new sport of geocaching involves the use of a global positioning system (GPS) receiver to find hidden "treasures" called geocaches. Dyer (International Map Trade Association) invites beginners and seasoned geocachers to learn the fundamentals of the game and its variations, offering tips on land navigation, outdoor ethics, and safety skills along the way. The guide features checklists, a glossary, b&w photos, and a resource listing of GPS manufacturers and geocache organizations.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This comprehensive guide provides a fun way for both beginner and seasoned geocachers to learn the fundamentals of the game and its exciting variations, as well as land navigation, outdoor ethics, and safety skills.
Cache in on the fastest growing outdoor activity for the whole family with The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS. This comprehensive guide provides a fun way for both beginner and seasoned geocachers to learn the fundamentals of the game and its exciting variations, as well as land navigation, outdoor ethics, and safety skills. By logging on to a geocaching website, anyone from the young to the young at heart can locate coordinates to a hidden cache, plan their route, and be on their way with map, compass, and GPS receiver to locate hidden treasure.
Here's everything you need to know to participate in this increasingly popular outdoor activity.
About the Author
Mike Dyer is a self-proclaimed map geek. He helped launch Wildflower Productions, a San Francisco-based software venture that created the TOPO! mapping software, which was later acquired by National Geographic Maps. Dyer got into geocaching in the late nineties and used it as a means to learn about all the great places in his new home state of Colorado.
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