As a child did you love treasure hunting or enjoy television shows and movies about pirates and treasures? If yes, there are adult treasure hunters all across the United States! And if you live at River Run at Naperville, you’re actually close to a great geocache.
What Is Geocaching and How Does it Work?
Geocaching started around 2000 with about 75 geocaches hidden throughout the United States. In fact, in 2000, the United States government stopped degrading GPS signals that were available for public use. Meaning, a GPS became an accurate tool for anyone to use since no one was interrupting or changing the signals. That initiative opened the door for treasure hunters to use GPS instead of compasses to create and participate in navigational treasure hunts.
A geocache is a course with hidden containers with navigational cues. Using a GPS device or a geocaching app, people follow these cues to discover the treasure. The only skill you need is the ability to understand latitude and longitude and enter data into your GPS device.
Many geocaches contain items you can trade; you take the item that is there and leave something of equal or greater value. Participants often share their experiences online and challenge each other through online geocache sites. There, you can view logbooks where others have recorded their adventures as well as chart your own!
Cantigny Park Is Waiting for You
Cantigny Park offers a great geocache just waiting for you to explore and find treasure. You can visit it often to see what others have left or to swap out prizes and enjoy reading the logbook as others find the treasures you have left. Have fun!
River Run at Naperville
Is the treasure hunter in you curious to have this geocaching adventure near you? Well, you can enjoy this experience and nearby attractions when you make our community your home. Our residents love the convenient location and luxury amenities River Run at Naperville has to offer. If you’re looking for your next home, contact us and schedule a tour. We’d love to show you around!Back to all posts