JOHNSON CITY (August 26, 2013) – The popular activity of geocaching is now part of PRIDE Week at East Tennessee State University, with geocaches hidden throughout the campus at various points of interest and significant landmarks.
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt game in which participants use a GPS-enabled device, a set of coordinates, and a sense of adventure to attempt to find a geocache location. Geocache containers may be as large as a shoebox or as small as an empty tube of lip balm, and are generally camouflaged so that finding them may be quite difficult. Each geocache contains a log sheet for individuals to sign, and might contain a prize that is intended to be traded for an item of equal or lesser value.
Unlike other ETSU PRIDE Week events, the geocaching project will continue throughout the year. Thirty geocaches are hidden on campus this year, with more to be added each year during ETSU PRIDE Week.Now in its 16th year, ETSU PRIDE Week continues through Aug. 30. For more information about the geocaching project and other events scheduled during PRIDE Week, visit www.etsualumni.org or call the ETSU National Alumni Association at (423) 439-4218.