Geocache with BernCo Bernie!

What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational treasure-hunting game, using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device to hide-and-seek containers, called geocaches or caches.
Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
A typical cache contains a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it (FTF - First to Find - status is very important!) and signs it with their established code name. After signing, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it so that others will be able to play!
Geocaching is an activity that can be enjoyed by families, individuals, and groups of all sizes. The benefits of this activity include socialization and access to the outdoors - instead of watching moves and TV shows about treasure hunters, and you can become a treasure hunter yourself!
Get Up & Out with BernCo Bernie!

Get Up and Out! on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at the University of New Mexico North Golf Course for event that invites residents and visitors of the state to get up and out by exploring the outdoors with geocaching and other recreation activities.

The UNM Golf Course Urban Open Space is Bernalillo County's newest Open Space property. During this festive event from 1 to 4 p.m., participants will learn all about geocaching with technical sessions, information booths and geocaching challenges to the Bernalillo County Open Space properties. There will also be information on living healthy lifestyles and recreation opportunities in Bernalillo County including a golf clinic, climbing wall, obstacle course, music and more.

Geocache activities include the following:

• Learn all about geocaching with technical sessions,

• Hear presentations on current GPS devices and phone apps,

• Get first-hand experience with a variety of lab caches for prizes at the golf course,

• And participate in the Burque Birding GeoFlight to find twelve caches located at surrounding Open Space properties.

The Burque Birding GeoFlight caches all have a bird theme in celebrations of Albuquerque’s highly esteemed designation as an Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds (UCTMB). Discover what makes Albuquerque a special place for birds, name the common birds, and have fun geocaching at some of the county’s most scenic birding sights.

Limited, trackable bird coins are available for cachers who find nine out of the twelve geocaches on their GeoFlight.

Particpants should park in the "M" lot at UNM.

For more information, please click here.



BernCo Bernie 2013
Geocaching Challenge
BernCo Bernie's Geocaching event in August, 2013 was a big sucess - thanks to you! There are eight Find BernCo Bernie caches that were placed all over Bernalillo County in August, 2013. Look for the coordinates and the password for the final ninth cache for your prize! There is a prize for the first 100 people to find the final cache! Come and find BernCo Bernie!

Please click here to see all the great reviews. Here's a couple of examples:


etacos: 08/10/2013:  What a great community center. We learned so much about what Bernalillo County has to offer and picked up some additional info on geocaching. Thanks to all the presenters, organizers, and all involved in making this happen.


Bob8Bear: What a challenge and what an event yesterday. We had a great time traveling all over town yesterday to find all the Bernies. We truly enjoyed visiting the BC Open Spaces. They are very nice, clean and well done. Just hope people will take care of them. It was late when we finished the 8 Bernie caches plus a few others, so we decided we'd come back another day for the final. Well today was the day. The garden is beautiful is a perfect place for the final. Enjoyed the young man at the desk inside. No way was he gonna give us the coin unless we knew the password. Thank you all very much for a fun, informative adventure and the beautiful coin!!! A favorite for sure.


And don't forget, it's not too late to join in the fun! Go to www. geocaching.com to see how geocaching works, and click here for the Find BernCo Bernie Geocaching Challenge. 

Be a responsible geocacher!

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Geocaching FAQ

Learn More About Geocaching!

Click on the video to the right, or visit www.geocaching.com.


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