Geocaching


Posted on April 17, 2018


I have been Geocaching since 2008, and it's a great way to get out of the house. I have used it many times when I wanted to go outside but really didn't have an exact place to go, so I get an area that I have not caches yet, and get out adventuring and caching somewhere new.

There are a couple types of Geocaching and each one is measured in two categories of difficulty and terrain. The types of Geocaching are Traditional, Multi-Traditional, Virtual, Earth Cache, Mystery and NGS Benchmarks. Difficulty is measured based how hard it is going to be to find it; Terrain is measured based on how hard it will be to get to the cache, for example on the edge of a cliff versus ground level. Here is a video that gives a nice summery of Geocaching and what to expect.



Once you get started you will earn various achievements such as Souvenirs. Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that can be discovered. Along your travels you will find Trackables in caches; Trackables are pieces that have a mission. You can get Trackables of your own and give them custom missions, or help others achieve their mission. The Souvenir below is for Leap Day 2016 and my favorite Souvenir I have achieved; it is only obtainable by geocaching on February 29th during a Leap Year (next one is February 19th 2020).

Leap Day Souvenir


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