Geocaching can teach us a lot about life: always stay curious, determined, and humble (looking at you DNF’s). But there are more ways we can take themes from our favorite hobby and apply them to the “real world.” Here are three ways to take geocaching into your everyday habits.
You probably figured out that you can’t always get out to a wooded park or natural area to earn a smiley. Many times, a find is whatever cache is closest or on your way, but urban geocaching can offer much, much more. Plus, it can help create and maintain an outdoor lifestyle while living in an urban landscape.
At Geocaching HQ, we are committed to the environment and continue to model eco-friendly practices and positively contribute to our world. The best progress towards this goal happens when the geocaching community and HQ work together. From EarthCaches and Geoawares to partnering with environmental agencies, here are six initiatives HQ participates in to geocache, live, and work more sustainably.
Geocaching should always be fun, so make sure to avoid the following ten mistakes, that way you can focus on the most important part—finding geocaches!
In 18 years, geocaching has grown from a single container in the woods of Oregon to a global game with over 3 million active participants annually and more than 3 million geocaches. In the last year, Geocaching HQ Volunteer Reviewers published nearly 8,085 caches per week. Wow; thanks, Reviewers!
This growth means that almost anywhere in the world, you can find a geocache nearby. But it also means that geocache saturation is increasing. In some areas, it is becoming difficult to find a location to place a cache.