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GEORocks-History

 

GEORocks  combines elements  of  Geocaching[1] and Hide and Seek Rock Painted Game [2] : I have three grandchildren ( from 7 to 12) I was look for a activity, that myself, my husband and my grandchildren could all do together outdoors.  We started with Geocaching, but most of the caches are small to very small in our area,  making them difficult to find for are group (Team Shedo this is what we call Ourselves).   My grandchildren do like, it went we can find a medium size or bigger cache, so they can add something to the cache and take something from it  and they find it much more fun went, they can find the cache their self.  This being  difficult in my area, so I look for another outdoor activity, the new activities I found was Hiding and Seek Rock Game.

So, we pick-up some river rocks and painted (decorated) them, and put them around our area, my grandchildren do like painting or decorating the rocks and they like hiding them, but we had no way of knowing what happened to the rocks after the rocks were placed, or what happened to them, this was a big disappointment for this activity.

So, I combined the two activities together to form GEORocks which, are painted or decorated rocks with a website address and a number on them, so that the rock can be tracked, on its travels.

 

  1. GEORocks will be found in GEOcaches, you may take one and leave something else, you may then keep it, or put it in another GEOcaches or just place it anywhere, for someone else to find and enjoy.
  2. GEORocks  will also be found in many public places for anyone to find, you may then keep it, put it in another new location.
  3. GEORocks depends on the people who find the GEORocks will come to this this website and log new location of the GEORock. GO to FOUND A ROCK! (link below) and leave a comment.
  4. GEORocks comments, will I hope tell what the finder is going to do the their new found GEORock, if they are going to keep it or relocate, if re;ocating it  where the new location is, so that the next person can find it and Continue its journey.

 

 

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[1] Geocaching  is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and sometimes a pen or pencil. The geocacher signs the log with their established code name and dates it, in order to prove that they found the cache. After signing the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, such as toys or trinkets, usually of more sentimental worth than financial. Geocaching shares many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.

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[2] Hide and Seek : Rock Painting Game is  a indoor craft activity and a outdoor recreation activity

How to Play the Hide and Seek Rock Game (AKA “Kindness Rocks” or “The Traveling Rock Project”)

Have you ever been out and about and found a painted rock? Maybe it was at the park or on a hike. It may have even been in a parking lot or on a sidewalk. The hottest hobby of the year isn’t virtual reality: it’s rock painting!

How to play the Hide and Seek Rock Game:

Anyone can play the hide and seek rock game (also known as “Kindness rocks” “Traveling rocks” or simply “painted rocks”)!

While it is not required, it’s highly recommended to find and join your local rock painting group on Facebook.  Try searching for “(your town name) rocks” and see what comes up. If you are from a small town, try looking for the name of the closest large town or your county name. You may also be able to find regional groups like NW Rocks or Midwest Rocks.

Anyone can look for rocks! Be on the lookout when you visit parks, hiking trails or even just walking around town. Painted rocks are often left on the ground but can be higher up on benches, walls and even in trees!

Anyone can leave a rock! You can decorate rocks with paint, markers, temporary tattoos and even colored pencils. Most local rock groups will ask that you NOT adhere items to the rocks like feathers, googly eyes, and sticker as these can fall off and create litter. To get tips and advice on how to get started painting rocks, see How to Get Started Painting Rocks.

What to do if you find a painted rock:

If you find a painted rock, the first thing you should do is examine it carefully to see if it has any writing or a label on it. Sometimes it may be just a hashtag like #PNWPR or it may have instructions. Here are some samples of some labels you might see on the backs of the rocks:

Most local rock painting groups are organized on Facebook. So Hillsboro “Rocks” is the name of the rock painting group in Hillsboro, Oregon. There are also regional groups like the Pacific Northwest Painted Rocks Group (#PNWPR) and #WCPR is for West Coast Painted Rocks. You should be able to type the name of the group or the hashtag (the words with the #) into the search bar on Facebook and find the group the rock originated from.

 

Once you find the group, ask to join and post a photo of the rock that you found and tell them where you found it. The painter of the rock will love to hear that it has been found. If you are from Texas but found a rock with an Oregon hashtag, that’s ok! You can join the group temporarily just to share your find and then leave the group and nobody will be offended.

 

Enjoy the hunt!

 

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