Five reasons to try geocaching alone

We all know geocaching with others has its benefits, from extra help navigating to a second pair of eyes to find the geocache, but solo geocaching has its perks! Allowing yourself to be comfortable being alone can often be a reset button that many of us need. Here are five reasons to try geocaching solo!

  1. Get some personal time. Whether you have a busy social life, a family, or just need to reset, geocaching alone can help to clear your mind while outside. 
  2. You can be flexible. Geocaching with others is fun but can be tricky if you want to change plans. Maybe there are other geocaches you want to find or you want to make your outing a bit longer. Geocaching alone allows for full flexibility on your outing.
  3. Planning becomes much easier. You can decide where you want to go and for how long! No need to worry about anyone else’s timeline. Just be sure to let someone know where you’re headed and when you plan to be back! 
  4. Cache at your own pace. Whether you are a power cacher all about the numbers or someone who wants to take in the journey, you can geocache how you want. 
  5. It will make you a better geocacher. When geocaching with others you may lean on their expertise for navigating, puzzle solving, or making the find. Geocaching alone means you are doing everything on your own which is a great way to deepen your skills within the game! 

If you geocache on your own, remember to stay safe (which also means following the most current guidance from public health authorities when choosing how to participate in activities such as geocaching!) What are some of your reasons for geocaching alone?