Geocaching: Functionality Helps
The first few geocaches I went on, I wasn’t entirely familiar of all the features of the GPS. All I knew how to do was read my current coordinates. So I ended up wandering around pretty aimlessly and doing spot checks with my coordinates to see if it looked like the numbers were getting any closer to the published coordinates. Geocaching got significantly easier when I found the “Go To” function on the GPS where it would give you not only the estimated mileage to the destination but a convenient arrow graphic to point you in the right direction.
As challenging as my naivety made my first few geocaches, this morning xkcd.com showed me it could have been worse.
Can you image trying to find a geocache under THOSE circumstances?!?!
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