Louisiana Geocache GPS Global Positioning System Treasure Hunts!
These Louisiana caches are part of a worldwide game dedicated to GPS (Global Positioning System) users, called GPS Stash Hunting, or Geocaching. The game basically involves a GPS user hiding “treasure”, and publishing the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a “treasure hunt” to find it. The only rules are: if you take something from the container, you must leave something in the container, and you must sign the logbook. The real treasure is being able to find it and sharing that with others by your logbook post.
2-11-01 La. Cache #1 Wilson By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut New Images and Archived/Gone:
3-10-01 La. Cache #2 Pearl By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut * NEW UPDATE! NOW Pearl #2*
7-07-01 La. Cache #9 Red Beans and Rice By: Russell and Ashley “Archived/Gone”
7-15-91 La. Cache #11 Fort Jackson By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut NEW! Camera Images:
7-22-01 La. Cache #13 SugarMill By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut
7-29-01 La. Cache #15 “595a” By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut NEW! Cache Camera Images
8-23-01 La. Cache #19 Spillway TP By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut “Archived/Gone”
8-26-01 La. Cache #22 Spillway RR By: Bob and Bobby Bertaut “Archived/Gone”
The GPS Stash Hunt, also known as geocaching “is a fun way for recreational GPS users to get out and actually use their GPS receivers for something exciting! Essentially, it is a treasure hunt — A container hidden somewhere filled with prizes”. Visit the new, and always updated international web site at the link below where finders post the news of their successful GPS Cache discoveries. Please log in your Louisiana visit at:
Louisiana State Map With La. Caches Linked On It: Click Here!
The GPS – Global Positioning System – units are great fun and can be used for on or off road navigation and dozens of other uses: treasure hunts, geocaching, navigation in aircraft, even marking a favorite fishing spot.
The navigation fun begins and they come alive when you are moving. In the mount on our motorcycle (or dash of the truck) you can read miles per hour that is exact and displayed to the tenth constantly because it is updated every second. You can check your exact speed against any vehicles indicated speed too. The 4 most common readouts are : bearing, distance, heading, and speed. This can be custom set with other options like, altitude, ETA, etc. You can also set a proximity alarm to go off at various distances when approching your target area, and or just the “on target” alarm notification. You can point it at the sun or moon and get a compass reading, and display the best times for hunting and fishing. There are several brands GPS units (Garmin – Magellan) with many features
The advertised accuracy is usually near 15 meters (49ft) or less with WAAS enhanced models, with selective availability (SA) turned off. “SA” is accuracy errors induced by the department of defense that caused displayed values to fluctuate some. President Clinton turned selective availability off in 2000. The accuracy can be better or worse than 49 ft, depending on the angles to the satellites it is receiving. Accuracy is usually about 15 ft!
More information about various Global Positioning Systems at our favorite links below:
The international web site where finders post the news of their successful GPS Cache discoveries:
The degree confluence project:
Online color mapping with Latitude and Longitude locations:
The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection At The University of Texas at Austin