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Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:32 PM

Any geocachers around here?

Geocaching has been a bit of an obsession for me. I set a goal to find my 400th cache this year and it looks as if I will easily pass that mark.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:42 PM

1. What's the attraction?

I've got a Garmin for road navigation and a DeLorme for woods and water, but don't understand what geocaching is all about.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:00 PM

3. You need to create an account on geocaching.com.

Then look at a list of geocaches in your area, use your GPS to find one, sign the log inside, replace the container as you found it, and go online and log the find.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:01 PM

5. OK, but why?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:10 PM

6. It gets me out, and takes me to cool places I would never have known about otherwise.

Pioneer cemeteries, parks, viewpoints, and all kinds of things I might never have noticed.
And besides, it's a challenge that gets me off my butt and away from the PC.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:27 PM

8. OK, I get it.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:49 PM

12. Rediscovering Your City

I have found a lot of very nice secluded spots around town while Geocaching. Some close to the highway.. Small streams running past. You can find some beautiful spots. Just remember to look up once and a while from your GPS. You don't want to fall into a stream. I have almost walked right into tree in the past.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 02:15 PM

15. It's like many things...as others have said, it gets you out hiking, but also there is...

an attraction to collecting, to set fun goals, to become part of the a "sport" (as you often will leave something for the next person). And finding some of the caches, even with gps, can be a challenge. They are hidden to keep non-players from finding them.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 12:42 PM

2. Has geocaching become more popular

since phones added GPS?

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Response to rrneck (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. I recently got an Android phone

And it has made geocaching easier, since I can open the geocaching app and find nearby caches wherever I go.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 01:17 PM

7. Hmmmmmm. I have an android phone.

Verrrry interesting.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Original post)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 04:51 PM

9. Yes, although I've slowed down in the past year - I'm around 670

in total finds.

My favorites are always the rugged, wilderness-y caches; I've got a ~12 mile death march hike planned in the next few days to grab some remote caches I've been eyeing for a while...

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Response to dhpgetsit (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:41 PM

10. We finally hit our first two of the year last week.

It's been a crazy spring and we just started the hobby last November.


Hopefully as schedules settle down in the next few weeks we'll have more time to hunt.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:57 PM

11. I've only done a few geocaches, but I'm a big letterboxer, which is about the same thing. I

find I tend to like the clues aspect of letterboxing a bit better than the more techy geocaching. My son, a gadget nut, loves geocaching.

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Response to dhpgetsit (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2014, 08:50 AM

14. We're a half caching family....

Currently we'll hit new caches nearby or when traveling but I'm too lazy to go back online and document them. Maybe the kids since they've started hitting the net pretty hard will start doing that for us.

It's a great activity the whole family can get into...lots of fun.

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