Urban vs. Nature

Posted: September 21, 2010 in Geocaching Adventures, Geocaching Beginners, Tips and Advice
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Not all geocaches are created equal.

If you live in a high-populated city, it’s likely that urban geocaches are up your alley. However, if you live in a small, secluded town, most geocaches are found deep in the forest or on mountain trails. There are specific containers, terrains, and creativity that comes with either an urban or a nature cache and there are specific clues that you should look for during your hunt.

ErikaJean

The Urban Cache:

  • Usually a small container
  • Sometimes can be magnetic that is attached to electrical boxes, fences, or road signs
  • Blends in very well with its environment
  • You must act natural during the hunt so non-geocachers don’t think you’re up to something suspicious
  • Usually found in parking lots, public parks or near buildings

The Nature Cache:

A cache found deep in the forest of Clear Creek, PA.

  • Usually a larger container
  • Mostly found under a pile of rocks or in a tree
  • Do not have to worry about “muggles” or non-geocachers
  • Brings you to a beautiful or interesting place

After gaining some experience with finding urban and nature geocaches, it will become easier to decide what kind of finds you enjoy or which ones you find more difficult.

For more information on geocache containers, or if you are interested in buying a custom geocache container, you can visit the Cache Box Store .

What do you think?

Which kind of geocaching do you prefer to hunt? Which kind of geocaching is more challenging to you? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Comments
  1. ErikaJean says:

    I love nature caches but I don’t always have the time and the weather doesn’t always cooperate…. so if I’m alone or just want something quick it is usually a urban cache. Sometimes even those bring you to neat spots! a classic urban cache is the LPC aka “skirt lifter”

  2. Izzy Steinberg says:

    We are going to have to find the one by my house- now I’m curious!!
    great blog!

  3. Marlene says:

    It will be fun to start finding them in an urban setting.

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