Posted: Aug 31, 2013 3:53 PM by Victoria Fregoso - MTN News
BILLINGS - It's an activity that has more than five million people searching for two million items across the world. And it was reason for people to gather at Riverfront Park Saturday afternoon in Billings.
We're talking about Geocaching. The modern day treasure hunt allows participants to find hidden items using GPS coordinates.
Saturday's meeting wrapped up a month-long Geocache challenge for the month of August.
For some, this was their first time uniting with fellow Geochachers.
"We've met people, we've exchanged names, addresses, phone numbers, so that we can get together another time and to learn more about how Geocaching really works," Larry Samson, who traveled to Billings just for this Geocache meeting from Sheridan, Wyoming, said.
He traveled with his wife Stella. "I actually met a lady whose Geocaching name I have noticed while following the website and I found her here today. So it's almost like I found a Geocache but it was actually a person," Stella said, with a laugh.
Geocachers also say "cache-in-cache-out" is a good activity to do while Geocaching. That's where you take an empty trash bag on your journey and pick up litter along the route.