We have said it (many times) before – the geocaching community and friendships among geocachers all over the world makes this the game we love. This year alone more than 87,000 geocachers came together at over 24,000 geocaching events and 35 Mega-Events* to play, exchange geocaching stories, and create lifelong friendships.
To be part of the global community of treasure hunters, we want to make it easier for you to connect with fellow geocachers near and far. That is why we’re introducing a new personalized events calendar on your updated Dashboard.
With one look you can see if and when there’s a geocaching event near you. It’s easy to RSVP, look up details about the event, or browse for upcoming events.
Never attended a geocaching event? Here’s what to expect: Geocaching events are hosted by local geocachers. Everyone from newbies, casual treasure hunters, and longtime geocachers with lots of know-how might attend to socialize and talk about the game. Many seasoned geocachers will wear a nametag with their username to the event and bring trackable objects or geocoins to share and trade.
Attending and logging a geocaching event will earn you a smiley and sometimes even a digital souvenir.
Let the host of the event know you’re coming by selecting RSVP and logging your “Will attend”. Make sure to read about event details and let your event host know how many people are in your party.
Select any date to see further information about up to three events near you that day, the closest Mega- or Giga**-Event, and their location on a map. The events calendar shows events from the previous, current and upcoming month within a 100 mile (160 km) radius from your home coordinates.
When you log a “Will attend” the color of the date the event takes place changes from red to green, making is easy to see which events you’re going to.
If you’ve added friends on Geocaching.com, you can see when they’re attending the event.
After you’ve been to the event, don’t forget to log your “Attended” log right from the Dashboard and earn your smiley.
Visit your Dashboard and see if there’s an event near you right now!
*Mega-Events are gatherings of 500 or more geocachers.
**Giga-Events are gatherings of 5,000 or more geocachers.