The trail consists of 10 MML participating Districts (regions).
The MML Geocache Trail project will launch January 5, 2013 with 49 participating cities and towns. A trackable geocoin will be awarded to the first 200 geocachers as an incentive for locating at least 2 municipal caches in each of the 10 participating districts. To be eligible for the coin, geocachers must download a MML 2013 passport, find and log at least 20 of the MML 2013 geocaches. Geocachers must record the code word from the cache in their passport, and post a picture at the cache location on the cache page with your found log in order to earn the coin. However, this is not required to log the find.
After finding at least two municipal caches in each of the 10 participating districts, geocachers may return their completed passport to the MML Office in Annapolis for validation to receive their collectable geocoin. Please refer to the passport or MML
website for complete details.
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then search to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
How is it played?
At its simplest level, geocaching requires these eight basic steps:
- Register at geocaching.com for a free membership.
- Visit the Hide & Seek a Cache page or from the front 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 or smart phone.
- 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.
Geocaches come in all shapes and sizes and there are many other levels to the game.
Visit the Geocaching Guide for the 101 basics of geocaching!
For regional geocaching information and helpful hints, be sure to visit the Maryland Geocaching Society.