From Albany, GA:
Hahira– A new, high tech game of chance for families, uses satellites and determination to find a modest reward.
You probably have never heard of Geocaching, but more and more people do it, and they can’t wait to match wits with people who love the game, too.
A family outing for the Jarrells frequently includes a walk on the wild side as high tech thrill seekers. “The thrill of the hunt,” says Ricky Jarrell, as he walks through a wooded area hunting for a box, an illusive container, called a cache.
“Saying it’s behind me,” says Ricky as he looks at his handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. It takes more than an electronic box. They must use their collective wisdom. “Sometimes I go one way and he goes another,” says Sandy Jarrell, Ricky wife and veteran Geocacher herself. “Often it was between us.”
“Some are easy. Some are hard, very hard,” adds Ricky as he walked as far as three miles to find a special container. They have help, notes from a web site about the treasure’s location and their GPS receiver. The modern day treasure hunters, like the Jarrells, use the military’s global positioning system, that group of satellites, always in operation.”