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Posted: 12/27/2012 7:47:47 AM EDT
Wife wants to do it with me and I will be attepting to find one this afternoon. Who else does this and do you have any fun at it?
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:48:41 AM EDT
My daughter and I are into geocaching-it's a lot of fun
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:50:24 AM EDT
yep, it adds another level of fun to regular hiking and trail running for my wife and me
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:53:29 AM EDT
we've done a couple--started one in the mountains that got some activity. the previous poster has it right--it adds points of interest whenever you're out hiking new territory.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 7:55:57 AM EDT
I've done it a few times. It's fun.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:00:51 AM EDT
I enjoy it. I've taken the spousal unit Urban Geocaching. People hide 35mm film containers in street lights in parking lots.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:02:15 AM EDT
The last two geocaches that I found had shit in one, and grannyporn in the other. I'm done with geocaching
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:03:25 AM EDT
Something similar thats fun.

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Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:04:43 AM EDT
Used to do it when it was new, people seemed more creative and the loot was better.

Now I just do it from time to time when on a vacation, it's a good way to find areas I wouldn't normally. It is also a good platform to spread 2A information.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:05:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 8:07:11 AM EDT by VBC]
Finding things with today's ultra accurate GPS units is fun anyway.

I don't geocache but I love using my GPS in the woods. I go deeper and wander incredibly more than I ever did. No retracing your path to get back to your vehicle. Just keep going and get back to your vehicle through the other side of the woods.

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:13:31 AM EDT
We geocache. When going on a trip you can look for caches on te way and plan your stops accordingly. Some are extremely hard to find.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:19:51 AM EDT
I can't even find half the easy ones. But I try on occasion. My area isn't super busy so when no one has marked it as found in a month I just assume it's gone.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:20:22 AM EDT
We enjoy doing it. It makes the kids more excited to go on long hikes. The treasure is never great, but the fun is just finding the stash.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:29:03 AM EDT
I used to some, its a fun way to get out and do some hiking.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:32:21 AM EDT
I used to, it was a good way to see some new places.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:32:22 AM EDT
Land navigation? Yeah, I do that all the time.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:35:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:36:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hero2three:
We geocache. When going on a trip you can look for caches on te way and plan your stops accordingly. Some are extremely hard to find.




This. Wife and I do it as a bonding experience.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:39:52 AM EDT
Me and the GF do it. I have found some awesome spots in the Black Hills cache'en.

I have found some that are very basic hides, to fake pine cones in trees, or the magnetic bison tube ones are always a challenge.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:01:08 AM EDT
Yea go everyone in a while. Kids love it. Ask if we can go treasure hunting all the time.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:10:08 AM EDT
yep not in a while though.

I have found a couple with out even having coordinates knowing it was there or using a gps.

one was on top of angels landing the gf sat down next to a fucking condor and after it flew away turned the other way and saw one.

another was at maryjane falls near las vegas just sat on a tree and it was underneath
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:14:03 AM EDT
Used to do it a lot in college. Fun to see what people left in the boxes.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:15:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:15:57 AM EDT
It may come in handy someday.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:21:46 AM EDT
Make sure you get an account on Geocaching.com.

I've been there for about 10 years now.

And get their app for your smartphone, you can find caches on the fly and flag them real time.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:23:53 AM EDT
NO but I`m a coinshooter and I find those damn geocache thing all the time...

most of the time no one but me signs the sheet.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:26:56 AM EDT
I set up my free account at geocaching.com. I have a free 30 premium membership I haven't used yet. I got it with my new gps I got for Xmas. I know I will be leaving behind a challenge coin at the one I am planning on hitting this afternoon.

thanks for all the input.

What do you guys normally find in the caches besides a log book?
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:38:15 AM EDT
I do when I'm on vacation. My iPhone works ok, but its usually 30ft off and some stashes are hidden well.
I use to have a travel bug, but it was stolen or lost and hasn't been reported on in over a year.
Hope you have fun.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:44:26 AM EDT
Got into it probably 7 years ago. It was fun, but didn't keep my interest for very long. Got kind of old after finding the local cache's. Never bothered to keep a GPS around with locations for when I was traveling.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 9:51:21 AM EDT
Been doing Geocaching for several years. Hate the nano's and micro's and stupid magnetic key holders on guard rails. Prefer the ones in parks or scenic areas. My geocaching has dropped off the last year or two due to gas prices.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:28:06 AM EDT
Sound interesting. How does one get into this? I have an iphone. I'll for some geocaching apps.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 2:21:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Andrewc_c:
Sound interesting. How does one get into this? I have an iphone. I'll for some geocaching apps.

Everything you need to know is on geocaching.com

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 2:25:59 PM EDT
It's fun, sometimes you will see places you would otherwise never see. I've even done it in other countries.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 2:27:31 PM EDT
Been caching for awhile now. It's great fun! It will lead you to the strangest places in the city you live in. Places you would've never found if it wasn't for caching.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 2:28:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
The last two geocaches that I found had shit in one, and grannyporn in the other. I'm done with geocaching
Confused by you answer after seeing your user picture

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 2:32:30 PM EDT
Never tried it but it sounds like fun
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 3:51:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZBADBOY:
Originally Posted By DanTSX:
The last two geocaches that I found had shit in one, and grannyporn in the other. I'm done with geocaching
Confused by you answer after seeing your user picture



Some nice people put marijuana In cache bins
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 3:57:10 PM EDT
I may take it up in the near future....but I won't be divulging where I cache stuff.
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