On 2nd May, 2000, selective availability was turned off meaning that GPS technology accurate to within a couple of metres was now within reach of the general public. A guy in the US named Dave Ulmer was a member of an online forum at the time which discussed this event and he decided that it would be great fun to place a "stash" and post the coordinates in the forum for others to find. Dave placed his first "stash" near Portland, Oregon the following day, 3rd May 2000. He then went home and posted about it in this post and the game of geocaching was born.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this momentous occasion, we are holding a Community Celebration event at Camp Mountain Lookout. This is a lovely area with sheltered picnic tables, lots of parking, toilets and even a cache or two in the vicinity if you haven't already found them. Feel free to bring food and drinks for a picnic. You are also encouraged to bring trackables to swap and discover.
Community Celebration Events - 2020
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.