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Need Advice Geocaching???

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by webeadams, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. webeadams

    webeadams New Member

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    Anyone out there a geocaching enthusiast? I'm trying to plan a geocaching party for a group of 12 yr old boys and was wondering the easiest way to get started. I've been to the geocaching.com website but any advice for the party would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. wahoogeek

    wahoogeek New Member

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    not quite an enthusiast but we've found the caches local to Broadlands and immediate area. Started with a handheld garmin but the geocache app (I use android but I assume there's one for the iPhone as well) is nice because everything is at your fingertips (availabe cache map, cache info, etc.).

    With the kids, I'd stress the importance of respecting the cache for others enjoyment. Don't move it, destroy it, tell other's about it. Cache's are meant to be hard to find and are often in natural areas, so practice good "leave no trace."

    Its customary for you to leave something if you take something (trinkets, small toys, etc.) so if the cache lists this as a feature, make sure the boys bring something. (The cache over by Clyde's is this type).

    I'd recommend that you try out a few caches (even the ones you'll "find" at the party) first. Best way to learn is to do.
     
  3. glencastle

    glencastle The Paterfamilias

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    Yes, I would definitely scope out the ones you plan to use for the party. Each cache is rated on difficulty, terrain, etc. so you want to pick ones that are "beginner" level. Some have very detailed puzzles that you must first solve to get the final coordinates, some are multi-stage (multiple stops before you find the final cache), etc.
     
  4. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    is this a scavenger hunt? I've heard of geocaching but never quite understood it...
     
  5. signifer

    signifer Member

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    It's more like a treasure hunt where the reward is finding the hidden treasure rather than keeping it. There are over a million "treasures" hidden around the world.

    See www.geocaching.com for more information.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Sunny

    Sunny Chief Advisor

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    algonkian park has several awesome caches. perfect for a party. good luck and have a blast!! don't let the muggles see you and bring a pen:)
     
  7. webeadams

    webeadams New Member

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    It's treasure hunting with a GPS!

    Thanks for all the good info everyone!

    Alqonkian park, huh? That sounds great! I will definitely check that out! Thanks.
     

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