This weekend we took part in a Scavenger Hunt in Los Angeles. It is a twist on a geocache hunt where you are given a set of clues to work out and a time limit of 4 hours to run around a city to solve them as fast as possible. There are many different organizers that do these type of events. This one was organized by Scavenger Dash and was very well organized.
We had to prepare for the treasure hunt contest, not with understanding the city or puzzles, but by getting a matching outfit ordered! We decided to get matching t-shirts made to match our geocaching name, Bangers & Mash. We got the t-shirts made by Spreadshirt where you can design your own t-shirt log, color, and shirt style.
I love geocaching and one thing for me is about the numbers! Yes, I admit it, it’s nice to see a BIG number when you log in and see how many you have found, and to compare yourself to others. But it’s also not just about the Numbers.
So how can you find what your geocaching statistics are? I use geocaching tools called It’s Not About the Numbers that is FREE. It walks you through the whole process, to go geocaching website, get your personal file, and the upload it. It allows you to export it through an HTML export that you can them copy to anywhere else you like – on your geocaching profile page, on a personal geocaching website or blog, like this one, or anything else you can think of.
One of the great things I love about geocaching is that there is a central website that is FREE (yes, we like free) and where you can see the adventures of other geocachers. It’s almost like a geocaching tool that can be used. Geocachers can post photos, profiles, stories about who they are and what they do. Geocache muggles would never know that this world existed with all this fun and secret adventures!
We heard about this awesome geocache series at a local event. It was a series to honor the Top 40 cachers in San Diego (greatness #1, but sadness we are a long way from that list). This geocache blog post shows the best geocaching map that you’d like to see when you search an area…
We are getting close to 1,000 geocaches! This sounds like a lot until you meet other geocachers and you see how many are over 1,000 and then 5,000 and with the top San Diego geocachers Kwvers at 12,000! Amazing!
I also just completed a geocache series about the Top 40 cachers in San Diego and it made me think – where am I on that list and what are my cache statistics?
A new year and a new geocacher name – Bangers&Mash
A group of geocachers were starting to email each other in November about getting the hardest geocache that is rated on the scale as a 5/5 geocache. This geocache blog post shares out attempt…
A 5/5/ geocache is one that is Level 5 difficulty and Level 5 terrain. The scale is from 1-5 so it is the hardest one out there. I’m not sure how many exist but in the San Diego area I think you are looking at maybe 10 of these.
The email crew decided to make it a geocache event and hike together to the location. We scheduled it for Jan 2nd to welcome in the new year and to start getting those extra holiday cookies off our bodies.
I’m not sure what I expected, the reviews suggested it was quite a difficult hike, but I’m young and reasonably athletic, so no problem, right?
When I started geocaching 2 years ago, I started to hear lots of new terminology and did not know what any of it was. I’d read the logs that people wrote when they found a cache and would scratch my head and wonder.
So I thought I’d pull together a geocaching glossary with a few terms you’ll hear and see when in the world of geocaching and share in this geocache blog:
Cache - the short name for a geocache. It can refer to either the actual hide or the verb “I went caching today”
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I like to take photos of my geocaching adventures. I usually upload them to Google Picasa photo albums. I found this feature they added to the Picasa tool on my computer to create a collage of photos from a folder and thought I’d add it to my geocaching tools I use and share in my geocache blog.
Here is the photo collage from a trip to Tucson geocaching in Arizona.
I’ve found over 700 geocaches so many geocaches are often in the same style or type that I’ve found before. But every now and then I come across a unique geocache that has me walking away saying “wow” and amazed at how creative people can be in placing geocache hides. This geocache blog post shows the unusual geocache called “Sea Monkey Central”
If you are interested in the details or getting this unique geocache for your self, here is the link to the Geocaching website. GCJNKV – Sea Monkey Central
First you start by finding the location of the cache, a clever pipe attached to a fence….you think it’s one of the standard pipes until your GPS sends you to this location…
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