A scavenger hunt is a game in which individuals or teams seek to gather a number of specific items — usually without purchasing them — or perform tasks or take photographs as specified by a list. The goal is usually to be the first to complete the list, although players can also be challenged to complete the tasks on the list in the most creative manner.
The Degree Confluence Project is a World Wide Web-based all-volunteer project which aims to have people visit each of the integer degree intersections of latitude and longitude on Earth, posting photographs and a narrative of each visit online. Intersections are defined on the horizontal datum WGS 84. The project describes itself as "an organized sampling of the world".
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a U.S. space-based global navigation satellite system. It provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to worldwide users on a continuous basis in all weather, day and night, anywhere on or near the Earth which has an unobstructed view of four or more GPS satellites. GPS is made up of three segments: Space, Control and User.
Letterboxing is an outdoor hobby that combines elements of orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and distribute clues to finding the box in printed catalogs, on one of several web sites, or by word of mouth. Individual letterboxes usually contain a notebook and a rubber stamp.
The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH, H3, or referred to simply as Hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running, social and drinking clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a Hash or Hash Run, with participants calling themselves Hashers.
Geodashing is an outdoor sport in which teams of players use GPS receivers to find and visit randomly-selected "dashpoints" (also called "waypoints") around the world. The objective is to visit as many dashpoints as possible. Unlike geocaching, nothing is to be left at the dashpoints; the sole objective is to visit them within the time limit. The first game organized by gpsgames. org ran for two months (June and July 2001); each subsequent game has run for one month.
Peak bagging (also hill bagging, mountain bagging, Munro bagging, or among enthusiasts, just bagging) is an activity in which hillwalkers and mountaineers attempt to reach the summit of some collection of peaks, usually those above some height in a particular region, or having a particular feature. Peak bagging can be distinguished from highpointing.
A Travel Bug is a registered trademark of Groundspeak, Inc. used to describe a dogtag used in Geocaching. It is moved from cache to cache, and its travels can be logged on the geocaching website (www. geocaching. com). Each travel bug tag is printed with a unique PIN, which is needed to post a log online. Some tags are fastened to an object, such as a plastic figurine, before they are put in a cache. Travel bugs are tracked on the Groundspeak-owned website Geocaching.
A geocoin is a metal or wooden coin minted in similar fashion to a medallion, token coin, military challenge coin or wooden nickel, for use in geocaching. Some geocoins are trackable on the internet using a serial number and website address engraved on the coin. Personal geocoins are a personal signature item bearing the geocacher's handle and personal design, similar to a heraldic device. Geocoins are often minted by caching organizations and as fund-raisers for geocaching events.
The Miglia Quadrato is an annual car treasure hunt which takes place on the second or third weekend in May within the Square Mile of the City of London. It is organised by the United Hospitals and University of London Motoring Club (UHULMC). The event has a long history - the fiftieth event took place on the evening/morning of 9/10 May 2009.
A treasure hunt is one of many different types of games which can have one or more players who try to find hidden articles, locations or places by using a series of clues. This is a fictional activity; treasure hunting can also be a real life activity. Treasure hunt games may be an indoor or outdoor activity. Outdoors they can be played in a garden or the treasure could be located anywhere around the world.
The Tuatha Dé Danann are a race of people in Irish mythology. In the invasions tradition which begins with the Lebor Gabála Érenn, they are the fifth group to settle Ireland, conquering the island from the Fir Bolg. The Tuatha Dé Danann are thought to derive from the pre-Christian deities of Ireland.
Elroy is a census-designated place (CDP) in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. In 2007, the estimated population was 3,905. It is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Dobřany is a town in the Pilsen Region of the Czech Republic. It lies on the Radbuza River, some 5 km to the south-west from the region capital of Pilsen. Dobřany is also the seat of the Municipality with Commissioned Local Authority within the Stod Municipality with Extended Competence.