Geocaching for 8 and 5 yo?
I am looking for ways to entice my two young-ish kids to go on hikes with me, as it's my preferred means of exercise and de-stressing. They love the outdoors and camping but are more interested in play structures or bike riding than plain ole' hiking, and often express fear that we will get lost as the reason they don't want to go. I'm considering introducing geocaching. Would love to hear of fellow avid hikers who used this as a trick to get their kids out on the trails. Did it work? Was it fun? Are there downsides? Is it too tech-reliant? (I'm trying to be less tied to my phone, but geocaching seems to require it...)
See you on the trail, hopefully!