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What would YOU like to see on College Cacher?

Posted: March 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Hey everybody!

I realize that I have not been keeping up with this blog as much as I would like to. I thoroughly enjoy writing to everyone who has the same passion for caching as I do and I want this to be a place where cachers all over the world can communicate about all things geocaching.

In the following weeks, I will continue to update more often, but I really want to know what you would like to see from this blog.

Would you like to see more geocaches that I find? More tips and advice for geocaching? Maybe a video of me geocaching? Please comment and let me know.

Have a great day and happy caching!

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I found this video on the official geocaching blog and it really tied into what I was talking about in my last post. Introducing the hobby of geocaching to a friend or family member can be a fulfilling experience. Explaining what geocaching is all about is definitely not as rewarding or fun than getting out and showing them instead.

Even experienced geocachers who have found thousands of caches were still a newbie at one point. However, over time, geocachers can slowly gain vital experience through their previous adventures to find out what types of geocaches work and which ones do not. These experiences can lead to a more pleasant geocaching adventure.

So, whether you’re still anticipating your first GPS-enabled treasure hunt or you’ve been caching for years, there’s still a thrill to seek for everyone.

 

What do you think? Do you plan on introducing someone to geocaching? Have you done so already? Leave a comment and let me know!

When I told a good friend of mine about geocaching, she thought I was crazy. “There are over one million hidden containers in the world? And there is one nearby us right now?” she asked. I had to prove to her that this hobby is real. I turned on my geocaching app on my phone, and found one that was located about two-thousand feet away from where we were standing. Suddenly, we jumped out of our seats and headed outside to find the prize. She also insisted on wearing a head lamp.

We hopped on the Light Rail and got off on the next stop. After we searched the surrounding area for a few minutes, I zoned in on this little geocache, named Stick’em Up (GC1MH33).

My friend was so shocked to see how many people have found this cache previously. She had absolutely no idea that a hobby like this existed. Once we signed the log, we headed back and logged our experience on geocaching.com. It was really special to share my new found hobby with a friend and have someone to go on future geocaching adventures with.

Who do you take on geocaching adventures with? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your response!

Over the Thanksgiving break, I decided to hunt down a few geocaches before stuffing my face with turkey and mashed potatoes. I chose to look around the Dreamy Draw Mountain Preserve because it is a geocacher’s paradise! Hundreds of geocaches are hidden in the area and with temperatures in the mid 60’s, I couldn’t resist spending the entire day outside!

This was my first find of the day, named Lizard Gulch (GC1NTV3). In a desert landscape, it’s easier to spot a geocache because it is usually hidden under an abnormally large rock pile, which looks suspicious to geocachers but appears unnoticeable to non-geocachers.

This was another fun, quick find named Red, Rousse, Rojo (GC1Z5WH). The difficulty rating on this one was 2.5 stars because it was cleverly hidden in a wash with a lot of rocks and bushes. After I signed the log, I decided to hike upward to find a geocache hidden on top of a peak with a breathtaking view.

Yogi’s Gold (GCHPJT) was well worth the climb. The large canister contained a zip blocked bag (pictured above) and contained some trading cards, toys and of course, the log book. I admired the beautiful view of the Phoenix area and then decided it was time to head home. It’s breathtaking moments like these when I stop and realize how thankful I am to experience nature at its finest.

What do you think?

Have you discovered beautiful scenery while you were geocaching? I’d love to hear from you!

Don’t know what Geocaching is? Find out here!

After discovering this well-hidden geocache in a highly-populated area, it definitely made me stop and notice my surroundings. You see, I stroll down this road almost every day to get to class and I have never noticed this tiny piece of history, until now. I was shocked to find out there is a sneaky geocache right in the middle of traffic, busy college students and chaos.

The Story of George (GC1MD2W) is a geocache dedicated to the George ditch in Tempe, Ariz.

This ditch was dug by Benjamin and Virginia George in 1883 to bring water to their Tempe ranch. Most of the ditch is covered and piped today, but this small section of the ditch that still remains is a remnant of what ditches looked like around the Valley in those days. And sure enough, it’s a perfect hiding place, too!

This geocache really made me open my eyes to the world around me and took me to a place where I can have fun and learn at the same time!


So Tell me…
Where do you like to geocache?

So, tell me…

Where do you like to geocache? Have you ever discovered something interesting from geocaching? I’d love to hear from you!

What is geocaching? CLICK HERE!

Geocaching, as defined by Wikipedia, is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to discover containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

There are over 1 million hidden geocaches in the world, just waiting to be found. To start geocaching, just go to the Official Geocaching Website, create a free basic membership, and then click on the “Hide & Seek A Cache” tab. From there, you can look up the nearest caches by entering a zip code, address, or latitude/longitude coordinates. Once you discover a cache you want to find, grab your GPS and head outside!

Geocaching can range from an easy “park and grab”, to a difficult hike or climb. But don’t sweat! Every geocache is rated by difficulty and terrain on the website.

Once you find a geocache container, sign the log book and admire the goodies and trade items that are stashed inside.

The rules are simple:

  • If you take an item from a geocache, please leave something in return for the next geocacher to find
  • Return the geocache to its original hiding place
  • Log your experience at geocaching.com

Here’s a video to sum it all up:

Geocaching is a rewarding experience and is an unusual way to explore your community, discover beautiful scenic views, and travel outdoors. Happy Caching!

What do you think?

Have you ever been geocaching before? How did you first hear about geocaching? Leave a comment and let me know!