Grab your GPS and head outside. If you have questions or comments about geocaching in the St. Louis Missouri, Bi-state area just give us a shout. SLAGA is comprised of geocachers who live in an area around St. Louis, Missouri. It is a region, extending from an area southwest of St. Louis for 100 miles in all direction. SLAGA is just one of many geocaching groups in the midwestern United States.What is Geocaching? Geocaching is a high tech version of hide-and-seek. It's hiking - with a goal. Geocachers from all over the world place trinket boxes (caches) in the wilderness or urban areas hidden from view of the main public. They then use their Global Positioning Satellite Receiver (GPS or GPSR) to record the precise latitude and longitude. X marks the spot! This information is posted on the website www.geocaching.com.These caches usually contain trinkets for trade. When a cacher finds a box, they can take something out of it, but they need to leave something in trade. There's also a log book to sign, and they are invited to log their find on the website for each cache.*** NOTE *** SLAGA did not create this newsgroup, nor is it responsible for its maintenance and moderation. However, SLAGA does link to it from their web page because they consider it a valuable resource. The newsgroup is created so that geocachers in the St. Louis area (or anyone else, for that matter) can communicate, discuss geocaching-related issues, stories, etc.This newsgroup is not affiliated with geocaching.com, or any other geocaching organization. The newsgroup administrators are not responsible for the content of any message, or for any consequences resulting directly or indirectly from the receipt of or failure to receive any message.