Cool Summer Fun Out of the Hot Sun
14 ways to chill during the Triangle's warmer months
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9. Try geocaching or letterboxing.
If you like treasure hunting, you’ll get a kick out of geocaching, or the more kid-friendly letterboxing. For the uninitiated, geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt in which participants use a GPS to locate a small, waterproof container filled with treasure that has been placed there by other geocachers. Proper etiquette requires that you bring a treasure to replace what's in there, so there will be a prize for the next geocacher to find. To locate geocaches close to you, visit geocaching.com and type in your ZIP code, or city and state.
Letterboxing actually predates geocaching and does not require a GPS, since other navigational methods are used. For more information and locations near you, visit letterboxing.org.
Photo of the American Tobacco Trail, a popular geocaching site, courtesy of Beth Shugg