Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species. Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org. They’re calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It’s a global project, that begins just outside your front door.
You can find more information on Citizen Science by clicking the image below.
There are many more geocaching adventures. Take a look at all the Lost & Found videos here.
Geocaching squares off again the battle of the bulge. Geocacher Martin Pedersen is on a diet. Martin is determined to lose 100 pounds by the end of the year. He’s using geocaching to shed the weight. His aim is to find 1000 geocaches and walk 2500 kilometers. Root him on by posting a comment and sharing your geocaching weight lose stories here on our blog. You can also track his progress and send well wishes his way on his must-read family website, http://familynavigation.com
For most, the evolution of the geocache container begins with a sturdy great-great-great-grandfather geocache. It’s the iconic metal ammo can. But in one decade of geocaching, the geocache family tree branched off into dozens of directions.
Each branch embodies the spirit of evolution. Geocaches now blend more and more into their natural environment. Say you place a cache on the outskirts of an estuary? There’s a bird geocache for that. You’re considering an urban cache on a park bench? We’ve heard of magnetic microcaches that resemble gum for that.
Take a quick look at the picture below on the left. Guess how many geocaches are in that picture? Ok, I know there are a few caveats. There can only be one geocache every tenth of a mile and none of these are activated, but how many possible geocaches do you see? The answer is… six. The bird, those pinecones, that rock, even two of the sticks are actually geocaches.
Geocaches are not the only part of the geocaching equation to evolve. Geocachers developed a keener “geo-sense” over the past decade. Say that you placed a corn cob shaped cache in field of corn… the cache will be found.
A cache like this one pictured at the bottom of the page is all in a days work for an average cacher.
I’d love to hear your most difficult find. How many DNF’s did you log before uncovering the cache? Let us know, just post a comment to this blog.
Meet the man behind one of the most engaging evolutions in geocaching… the geocoin. Jon Stanley, alias Moun10bike, is now a Lackey. But almost ten years ago he forged his way as a pioneer in geocaching. Go along with Jon as he retraces his steps in placing the first geocoin.
See all the Lost & Found videos, from a geocache in space to an 88 year old geocacher, here.