Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices (aka "smart phones"). Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
"You do not have to travel far from home to find a geocache. Within a 10 mile radius of Garnett there are 138 geocaches. This includes several on the Prairie Spirit Rail Trail north of Garnett and several at the Cedar Valley Reservoir."
At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:
Register for a free Basic Membership.
Visit the "Hide & Seek a Cache" page.
Enter your postal code and click "search."
Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
The rules of geocaching are:
If you take something from the geocache (or "cache"), leave something of equal or greater value.
Write about your find in the cache logbook.
Log your experience at www.geocaching.com.
The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache, and a geocaching.com membership. The membership is free and you can sign up on the geocaching website – www.geocaching.com.
Geocaches can be found all over the world. It is common for geocachers to hide caches in locations that are important to them, reflecting a special interest or skill of the cache owner. These locations can be quite diverse. They may be at your local park, at the end of a long hike, underwater or on the side of a city street.
Geocaching is a wonderful family activity and a great way to discover locations in and around your community that you may not know are even there. Finding geocaches on a trail is also a great way to get out and get exercise by walking or biking.
Just try geocaching and you will be hooked!
These visitors from Dallas, Texas came through Garnett to find our Geocaches and Munzees!
Munzee is the next generation in global scavenger hunt games. Simply download the free app, scan the munzees you find, and score points. No munzees in your area? You can grow the map by simply obtaining gamepieces from the Munzee store, or printing out and deploying your own. Collect points when you place your munzees on the map or when they are captured by other players. Your points accumulate and you gain levels. It’s just that easy.
Munzee has something for everyone, whether you are a casual player, an avid explorer, or a hardcore competition enthusiast. The intensity of play is up to you. With over 1 million deployed worldwide, there is bound to be a munzee hiding nearby.
Capturing munzees is as easy as 1-2-3
Search - Use the map to find munzees hidden nearby or search for munzees that are at your favorite destinations.
Locate - Select the munzee of your choice and let the GPS show you the way. Follow the map and notes to pinpoint the exact location.
Capture - Scan the QR code with your smart phone camera and you’re done. You just captured your first munzee!
The munzee website is the place to begin.
A membership is free and there is all kinds of information on the website. Munzees are new to Garnett so there are not a lot of them hidden here yet but they are multiplying fast as more are being hidden each week.
Bring in new customers and build loyal ones with Business Munzees Check out the website for information on how munzees can be an advertising tool for your business.
Check out the website, try “capturing” some munzees, and hide some of your own. It is a great family activity and you can discover locations in your community that are someplace you may never have visited.
When you download the Geocaching App on your smart phone, be sure to check out the geocaches and munzees located at or nearby many of our Attractions to explore and experience what makes Garnett great.