For many of us, 2021 ended up looking very similar to 2020, as we still had many challenges to overcome and more obstacles to face. Geocaching allows us the time to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. We were given a unique opportunity to take a deep breath and escape into the outdoors for a much-needed reset. For many of us, we may never have had the chance to spend so much time outside exploring, but we hope we can maintain it for the future. Geocaching is the perfect outlet for all who opt outside.
This year we invite you to continue to explore nature by joining REI in choosing to #OptOutside on Black Friday. Instead of spending your Black Friday standing in lines waiting for the latest products, we encourage you to instead #OptOutside and spend the day unplugged and immersed in the great outdoors. We challenge you to push yourself to find your next (or your first!) geocache, unlock a new difficulty/terrain grid square you have not yet found, or even get a little closer to your Reach the Peak goal for this month.
If you spend your Black Friday (November 26) outside, share your exploration with us by using #geocaching and with REI by using #OptOutside on all social media platforms to let us know about your outdoor adventures. Choose the outdoors over consumption and remember to always #RecreateResponsibly as you plan out your holiday weekend. So get outside, appreciate all that nature has to offer, and enjoy the journey to your next geocache.