How to Begin
Where to Start?
very easy to begin geocaching, all you need is access to a computer and
and register for your free account. Once you have set up an account you
can then begin to locate caches.
You can look up geocaches in a variety of ways:
there are probably several geocaches within a 3-5 mile radius of your
Once you have
entered your criteria a list of locations will be displayed
in a chart similar to the one below.
It will contain
miles from your location as well as the date that
was created and the
last time it was
The icon column
will explain the
type of cache at
There are a variety of
different types of caches to name a few:
about the various types of caches
will be provided if you click
on the icon. If you
will be caching with children stay away from micro caches, these tend to
be small like film canisters and will not contain the "goodies" that
kids will be looking to swap.
Sample from Geocaching.com
||1 May 10
||All Star Activities
by Sample (GC0000) Pennsylvania
||2 June 10
You must be
logged in to your account to get the exact coordinates of the cache
and to be able to click on the description
as well as clues and comments from those who have found the cache. Be
sure to pay close attention to the comments you will find they often
contain valuable information. The (D/T) rates the difficulty
(mental challenge involved with finding cache) and
terrain (physical enviroment) for the cache.
terrain is a one and the hardest is a five. You should start with the
caches near where you live that have easy terrain and difficulty (Note:
a 1/1 or 1.5/2 rating). .