When I started geocaching I did not have any geosense, which is the ability to understand what a geocache is and how it can be hidden. It took me forever to find even the “easy” cache hides because I had never seen them and they did not post pictures of the cache hides on the website. That would have just spoiled the game!

After a while I got to understand some of the “typical” geocache hides and thought I would share one with you to help you get your geosense.

This geocache blog post has the most common example that you should look out for:  ”The Lamp Post Cache” hide. This is often called an LPC.

Here is a typical lamp post….take a look at the base of the lamppost with that nice square base. In many cases, it moves and can be lifted up. If a geocache coordinates takes you in this direction, then try the lamppost.

 

dsc04124 A Typical Geocache Hide   The Lamp Post Cache or LPC

 

When you get to the lamp post, lift up that base unit and will often find a little geocache hide in there. It could be an old 35m film canister or maybe a magnetic device. Have a feel on the inside wall as it could be hidden magnetically.

geocache lamp post hide A Typical Geocache Hide   The Lamp Post Cache or LPC

Congratulations on getting your geosense built up for the traditional lamppost geocache hide.

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3 Responses to “A Typical Geocache Hide – The Lamp Post Cache or LPC”

  1. […] blog post adds to the series of revealing the mysteries of geocache hides. Others include the lamp post geocache hide and the […]

  2. […] a previous geocache blog post I highlighted a typical geocache hide location of the Lamp Post Cache hide.  However, anything is […]

  3. [...] I’ve found them in industrial parks, and on city streets – whoever came up with the “lamp post geocache” was a mad genius. Wherever a ‘cache is hidden, it’s intriguing to see what’s enclosed. [...]

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