For those of you unfamiliar with the world of geocaching, it is a unique type of treasure hunt. Using GPS coordinates, participants go in search of treasures referred to as caches. These can contain log books and items to trade. For some, they may be looking to take this one step further – enter the world of extreme geocaching.
By bumping up the difficulty both in skill and terrain type, geocaching reaches a whole new level. Extreme geocaches can contain elements such as mountain climbing, kayaking, hiking and underwater placed geocaches. The main purpose is to test your physical and mental abilities to locate these treasures.
The treasure seeker may find themselves descending into caves, climbing up trees, mountains or other types of difficult terrain. These types of challenges are not for the light-hearted. They definitely require a person to take extra precautions to ensure their safety.
This type of geocaching is best enjoyed with a group. Many of the challenges involve more than one location and can take several hours from start to finish. Some caches are designed to be multi-level meaning one location contains a puzzle that leads the person to the next level of the hunt and so on.