Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Geocache Search Ends; T-U 'Treasure' Draws GPS Fans

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Geocache Search Ends; T-U 'Treasure' Draws GPS Fans

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Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer

They came. They grabbed, snapped, scribbled and left a little something behind.

A few weeks ago, the Times-Union hid a plastic container filled with newspaper goodies as part of its story on geocaching.

Geocaching is basically a high-tech treasure hunt that relies on a Global Positioning System receiver to find hidden things by longitude and latitude.

The Times-Union's cache contained such things as pencils and golf tees. More than 20 people signed a notepad inside the plastic container, which was hidden at the paper's Riverside Avenue offices.

Geocachers grabbed most of the trinkets and in return left a few toy cars, some sports cards and a plastic lion.

For a few, it was their first time. One person wrote that the mini-expedition was a Father's Day treat.

Some signed names, some signed computer nicknames like Gunslinger and Darkeye. Several snapped pictures of themselves with a disposable camera placed inside the cache. …

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