Tuesday, May 3, 2011

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY, Geocaching

11 years ago today, the very first geocache was hidden in rural Oregon, outside Portland. It was hidden by Dave Ulmer to test the accuracy of the global positioning system following a presidential order to disable the selective-availability feature that limited the effectiveness of the technology for civilian use. He hid a black 5 gallon bucket filled with a logbook and various items, including a tape recorder and a can of beans. Yes, a real can of beans! Which, by the way, is still around somewhere in a glass case. Here is the link to a pic of the O.C.B.

11 years has passed by and there are now over 1.3 million caches all over the world.

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