For many of us, 2020 did not look the way we imagined. We each had challenges to overcome this year as our realities changed. Geocaching offered us a way to escape into nature and reset our perspectives. As we opted to spend more time outside, we realized that nature has a unique way to heal us all. When things felt uncertain we could count on venturing outside, feeling the solid ground beneath our shoes, breathing in the fresh air of the great outdoors, and holding our GPS or phone in hand as we headed out to participate in the world’s largest treasure hunt.
This year we invite you to give yourself some space and join us and REI to #OptOutside on Black Friday. Outside is where we feel connected to our amazing planet and all it has to offer. It’s where we can feel a sense of wonder, peace, adventure, and appreciation for what we have. In the outdoors we feel connected to our fellow humans as all being a part of this world.
When you get outside on November 27, let geocaching take you to explore somewhere wonderful in your local community you would have never known about. Remember to always #RecreateResponsibly as you plan ahead to keep yourself and others safe. Don’t be afraid to take it slow and enjoy the healing power of nature as you hunt for that elusive geocache.