We are joining REI to #OptOutside this year

With another trip around the sun almost complete, we reflect on all of the challenges and triumphs we’ve overcome. Geocaching allows us the time to get outside and appreciate the natural beauty that’s right outside our front door. This year offered us another opportunity to explore the great outdoors and find a way to refresh ourselves when times were tough. Geocaching is one of the many great options for all who opt outside.

This year we invite you to continue to explore the great outdoors by joining REI in choosing to #OptOutside on Black Friday (November 25). Instead of spending the day standing in line waiting for the latest releases, we encourage you to #OptOutside and spend your time immersed in nature or exploring your neighborhood. We challenge you to find your next (or first) geocache, get a little closer to helping Signal escape the current Labyrinth, or discover a new green space near your house you’ve never been to before.

If you spend your Black Friday outside, share your exploration with us by using #geocaching and with REI by using #OptOutside on any social media platforms to let us know about your outdoor adventures. Choose the outdoors over consumption, and remember to always #RecreateResponsibly as you plan out your holiday weekend. So get outside, appreciate all that nature has to offer, and enjoy the journey to your next geocache.

Mackenzie is a Senior Community Manager at Geocaching HQ. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest she loves finding new geocaches and exploring the area. You will typically find her out on the coast discovering new lighthouses.