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Mad Garden Gnome

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Hey, this is something I'd like to get into, but I know nothing about it. I thought it might be cool to hide OB Emblems in specific spots around the world. I've never done it though.

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The kids really get into it. Very much like treasure hunting. Get a free account and download a free version of their app and give it a go. I like using their app on my phone more than using my old handheld GPSr.
 

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I am not familiar with it, what is Geocaching?
It goes like this......

You seek containers hidden by others. You are given info on that cache from the cache's page, where you get the lat/long and hints on its location. When you find it, you try not to be seen by non geocachers, retrieve and access it. Trade items in the cache, if the cache is big enough to have them, or collect prizes designated by the cache owner. Log your visit on the paper log in the cache. Replace the cache without being discovered. Hide it so it can't be seen by passers bye. Log your visit in the caches online log.

You can also own/hide caches.

There is a cache at the tower on Bald Mt.

There are multi caches that only get you the initial caches lat/long, which will lead you to the next lat/long, eventually leading you to the final cache.

Then there is Geocaching's educational cousin, Waymarking. Historical sites, geological features, and public art forms to mention a few subjects.
 

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Geocaching is a really awesome thing to do! Sometimes the hides can be tough if it is a really small container. But sometimes they are more simple and have more "collectibles" inside. For me and my wife we use a hand held GPS. We just go to the website and load up an area with 1000 caches within a 100 mile radius to the GPS through a .gpx file. Keeps you busy for a long time!
 
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Looks like a lot of fun. I am going to have to check into this, could be a fun time!
 

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Hey, this is something I'd like to get into, but I know nothing about it. I thought it might be cool to hide OB Emblems in specific spots around the world. I've never done it though.

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I've done some with my boys. It is pretty fun and it gets you to go where you otherwise wouldn't have.
 
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I love it. The kids love it. It helps you find those places you might otherwise pass up! It's like easter egg hunting for all ages with nature being one of the best prizes!
 

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Went geocaching out by Cibbet Flats in the Cleveland National Forest here in socal. We were tracking a cache till google maps lost our location. Got out on foot and looked around. Quickly got back into the jeep after seeing this.....
The first thing that comes to mind in that area is the Carrizo Impact Area. And that seams awfuly far east from Cibbet Flats. What area is that?
 

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I've been doing this for a while. It's pretty fun. Some can be pretty challenging. There is one at a cemetery I have yet to find, 3 visits and nothing. But others have found it between my searches.

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We used to do it a lot. I'd like to get back into it. We even made a couple caches, but they are hard to keep up because people like to steal them. :disrelieved:
 
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So what service do you guys use for this high tech scavenger hunt? Geochaching.com, Opencaching.us, etc.

I use Geocaching.com (DJ Drift on that site if you want to add me as a friend). I use to have an account on opencaching.com, but Garmin shut it down.

Anybody have any feedback on premium membership on Geocaching.com?

I just checked the log for the cache I couldn't find a while ago. It's been archived. R.I.P.
Time to go find another one.
 
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murps

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So what service do you guys use for this high tech scavenger hunt? Geochaching.com, Opencaching.us, etc.

I use Geocaching.com (DJ Drift on that site if you want to add me as a friend). I use to have an account on opencaching.com, but Garmin shut it down.

Anybody have any feedback on premium membership on Geocaching.com?

I just checked the log for the cache I couldn't find a while ago. It's been archived. R.I.P.
Time to go find another one.
I've been using the free app on my android but thats only good as long as there is service for my phone. Looking at possibly getting a GPS unit that is partnered with geocaching but we will see.
 

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c:geo is a really good app. That's what I use. It's way better than the official app. It does all of the following:

Main features:
- View caches on a Live Map
- Use Google Maps or OpenStreet Maps
- Search for caches by various criteria
- Log your finds online or offline
- Store cache information on your device
- Create and manage waypoints
- Navigate using compass, map, or other apps
- Import/Export GPX files
- Full support for trackables
- Offline caching functions including offline maps


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