3 Steps to Start Geocaching | Carson Tahoe Health

If you’ve always envied adventurers in movies or books looking for buried treasure, geocaching is your opportunity to join in the fun.

What Is Geocaching?

Geocaching is a worldwide game where people hide stashes of objects, or caches, and provide clues to help others find them online. And, you can maintain proper social distancing while enjoying the great outdoors.

Geocaches include the longitude and latitude of the cache’s hiding place, so you use global positioning system (GPS) devices to find them. Each cache includes a logbook for you to sign and date when you find it. The caches may also include low-cost trinkets, such as booklets or keychains, unique rocks found along the way, or even thoughtful notes.

Geocaching is a great chance for you and your family to spend more time outdoors. The website TrailLink, which includes geocaching trails, has 34 different locations you can go exploring near Carson City alone.


  • Visit www.geocaching.com and register to join the geocaching community. You can also download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Use the Geocaching app to find the longitude and latitude of the nearest geocache.
  • The adventure begins! Use your GPS system to locate the geocache and sign the logbook once you find it.

If a healthcare concern occurs while you’re out and about, don’t worry. Carson Tahoe Health Urgent Care ensures fast and convenient care for minor illnesses and injuries.