In May 2000, accurate GPS units became available to the public, and within days a new sport, geocaching, was born when someone put something inside a container (now called a “cache”), hid it in the Oregon back country, posted the GPS coordinates on the Internet and told the world to “go find it!”
“We’re not lost, we just don’t know where we are,” says Abe Yoni, as we bounce along what we think is Lousetown Road in his Jeep, following the arrow on his busted up ETrex GPS unit, which is pointing off across the rocky countryside to the east. He back pedals; he actually knows where we are, just not where we’re going – a tedious distinction for someone who loves to wander about in the Virginia Range hunting for treasure.

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