Love to showcase some of the common geocache hides that are used by geocachers but that a geocache muggle would never think that there is a secret treasure to be found.
This is called a fence pole hide…
My life has got pretty crazy busy lately – so making time to geocache is not as easy as it used to be. So instead of me taking the time to create query, download a geocache file and download to my Garmin unit…I use my iPhone instead.
This geocache blog entry is a quick lovers guide for the best iphone geocaching app by GroundSpeak. I did a full review of 3 geocaching units – Garmin, Blackberry and the iPhone here.
I pull out my phone, load up the application, and search the local area, find one and go!
The developers are making updates on a regular basis and welcome feedback in the geocache iphone forum
For instance, they added the ability to post the log file directly to the website and not store it as a field note, meaning you needed to take an extra trip to the web site.
This is soooo worth the $9.95!! Read more at official geocaching website
It’s hard to get used to that geosense needed when you start geocaching – I often said comments like ‘what, there is a geocache there!?’ and taking nearly 1 hour to search for an ‘easy’ rated geocache. So I like to help other geocachers out in and show some of those unusual cache hides out there. This geocache blog post focuses on “The Rock Geocache hide”.
I have seen this style several times. Sometimes it is a real rock and sometimes it is a plastic rock that just seems to look out of place with the others in a pile. This one was a little different…see if you could have found it.
Earthcaches are geocaches that teach you about geology in the points of interest that you visit around you.
When in Tucson, I went to the “Leaning Towers of … Arizona” Earth cache which shows you the pinnacles that have been formed over millions of years from different types of minerals and the natural elements of water and wind.
To log the cache – you needed to ‘measure the verticality’ of the pinnacles. What does that mean? Not quite sure….but then the geocacher required you to make a plumb line….what? Here’s the description given…
So I rummaged the tourist backpack and came up with…a carbinger clip, a hairband, and a bottle of water….and put together this below….quite proud of myself – this Earth Cache made me work for it!
This geocache blog post is about finding an EarthCache geocache whilst in Tucson for a geocaching vacation
Do you like to have adventures? Do you like to visit places and wonder what you’ll see, what you could learn?
Geocaching took me on the Catalina Highway in Tucson – and to this rock on the edge of a tourist pullout.
What an amazing adventure to have a picture and experience like this….and yes at the base of the rock is a geocache!
This geocache blog post is about the Tucson Geocaching Adventures that took me to fantastic places
Geocaching will take you to all sorts of places – especially those back roads that you never see another car for miles.
In this geocache blog post I was driving along this road but had to fight the traffic with the Tucson geocaching locals…asked them to ‘moo’ve off the road
This geocache blog post adds to the series of revealing the mysteries of geocache hides and showcasing the more unusual or surprising geocache hides.
There is a geocache at this photo location – but the unusual aspect is the reason for the hide – this large Saguaro cactus is actually a cell phone tower. I had never realized that the phone companies are becoming more respectful of their locations and blending into the environment. I have also seen a Palm Tree version in San Diego as well….and another geocache is located there to signify that unusual tower.
Links for more information:
Article in Arizona Star about Tucson’s ‘Talking Trees’
Finding a geocache when you are building up your ‘geosense’ can be the hardest thing.
I remember that I would often think “there was a geocache like this?!” (in a library, looks like a stick, under a lamp post…)
So, this geocache blog post has a one minute video on How to find a geocache video
Interested in finding this geocache too? GC1PKY7 – Hanger
uuurgh, I do love geocaching, but the smallest hide of all “the nano“ is my nightmare. this geocache blog entry shows what is looks like (if you can see it!)
It is always really hard to find (check out the size of this thing in the photo…it’s the little black dot at the edge of the lamppost).
And when you find it, the joy of looking in a geocache hide is not there. It takes forever to get out the log (if you can get it out) and even longer to get it back in.
I have just stopped trying to write the log anymore and save my update for the online file at www.Geocaching.com
well that is the rant for the day. please do not hide these nano geocaches out in the field, there are so many more types that are more enjoyable to hide and find!
Woo-hoo – 600 Caches found. Thought I’d run an update on caches – what I’ve found, where, and type.
I thought I had found a few 4+ difficulties….looks like I still have a way to go to fill in those squares!
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