When you don’t know what you are looking for, the idea of finding “something somewhere” can be a little intimidating….but once you get the hang of a few types of geocache hides and geocache containers, then it becomes much easier. We call this getting you “geosense” (could we be as brash as to call it the 7th sense?). This geocache blog post goes into more detail about a classic hide.
One of the classic geocache hides is in a pile of rocks. We are fortunate enough that there are many piles of rocks from little stones to large boulders out there, and if you know what a rock looks like then you are off to a good start.
Trying to get some mountain biking in as training for a 12 hour race in a few weeks. The weather today was raining, but we thought we’d go anyway….there were so many geocaches on the way up to the Otay Mountain. However, we never got that far….the rain created MUD and we could hardly bike most of the day….uuurgh. We sure learnt how to hike-a-bike.
EveryTrail – Find the best
So I was surfing the geocaching website and finding it to be really slow.
Somehow I got to this page….where I could give feedback and vote on what I think is important to improve. I liked the interface as well as the voting, so I thought I’d share it with others.
Link to Geocaching.com Feedback Site
If you use the iPhone or Android app to geocache then you might have found a new feature called Geocache Souvenir. What is it? How do you get it? Read on to find out…
According to the Geocache website:
Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that can be discovered and displayed on your profile.
Another fine race from Equinox at Otay Recreational Park in Chula Vista, San Diego. The week brought crazy weather foreshadowing ominous events to occur in the race.
So we had to be prepared for anything happening at what Barrie and Steve say is “their easiest race of the year”. The weather turned out perfect, sunshine and warm but not too hot. Guess that’s why I love San Diego!
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What is a PodCache?
It’s a combination of geocaching and a podcast. You need to have an MP3 file that you can play as you walk to find the geocache. Here is an example of a podcache that exists in Balboa Park, San Diego.
What are Geocaching Coins?
A Geocaching coin is an item that can travel from geocache to geocache. Think of those “message in a bottles” that were thrown out to sea and then the person that found it would write a letter back. This is the 21st century version where many people can find it, take a photo, add a story, and post it on the web. You can even set a “mission” for the geocache coin to go on like ‘travel to places that begin with the letter M’ or ‘go to China’
Is it always a coin?
A geocaching coin can be a coin, but many people use this terminology to refer to anything that can travel from one geocache to another. You may also hear the terms travel bug or geocoin or trackables or anything else that people want to name it!
I just completed the latest update to my geocaching statistics using a new geocaching tool called “My Geocaching Profile”. At this point I saw that I have a big gap in the hard terrain and hard difficulty area….this is the highlighted section below.
So what does it take to get a difficult geocache? I recently got a 1.5 Difficulty & 4 Terrain geocache at Sunset Cliffs Beach and thought I’d share the adventure…. Read the rest of this entry »
I just found out some sad news. The geocaching statistics dashboard that I have been using for 2 years has recently closed down. “It’s Not about the Numbers” was turned off in June 2010 as Dave, the fearless leader had to focus his time and energy on other things – like family and his job. This is of course understandable and we will miss that the site has not found a new owner or being passed to Geocaching.com to integrate into their features.
With this news, I had to find a new site for geocache statistics. Do I choose GSAK, GCStatistic, or My Geocaching Profile? Read the rest of this entry »
I recently went on a month vacation in South Africa for the World Cup. Whilst I was there, I saw many wondrous sites – and of course fit in some geocaching. One place that was incredible was the World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World….Victoria Falls.