There are more than 5 million geocachers worldwide, stalking more than a million hidden caches. Most caches are small- to medium-sized containers with a logbook inside, and sometimes little items that geocachers can take with them, as long as they leave something of equal or more value in its place.
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Brad Wing is speeding south in his four-door Jeep Wrangler. A few hours ago, he got a message on his phone. Someone had just hidden a new geocache near a stream a few miles south of Bangor, Maine. This treasure won't make anyone rich, but for geocachers like Wing, it's all about the hunt.
"I'm actually going to use my smartphone to get us down in the neighborhood, because I haven't even loaded it into my GPS. But we can do that along the way," Wing says.
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