Three ways to thank a geocache owner

Geocaching is only as good as the geocaches that cache owners hide. Owning a geocache is more than hiding a container. It’s discovering a great location, selecting the perfect container, writing a clever description, and caring for the cache through thick and thin.

Finding a great geocache gives a sense of adventure, a moment of discovery, and a connection to the community. These experiences happen because of others so make sure to give thanks to the cache owners behind your geocaching moment! Here are three simple steps to get started:

Write a great log – Cache owners learn about your experience through the geocache’s logbook. Be sure to give your heartfelt thanks and share your fun experience at or getting to the geocache! This also helps future seekers have an idea of what to expect.

Give the cache a Favorite point – Premium members can award Favorite points for geocaches they like most. This is a way to show the cache owner that you really appreciate their geocache. Also, now that it is possible to filter searches by number of Favorite points in the Geocaching® app, this is a great way of spreading the word and drawing attention to caches that cache owners put a lot of work into.

Message them directly – Come across an exceptional cache? Let the cache owner know through the Message Center! Feel free to thank them for their efforts and tell them why their cache stood out.

Thank you to all cache hiders for making the game what it is! Have a favorite cache owner? Tell us in the comments below!

Genevieve is a Marketing Associate at Geocaching HQ.