Any Geocachers Here?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by EricNau, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #1
    Hey,
    I am involved in geocaching, the "entertaining adventure game for GPS users," and I was just wondering if there were any MacRumors members that were also geocachers.
    If you haven't heard of geocaching, or are curious, go to geocaching.com
     
  2. Oryan macrumors 6502a

    Oryan

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    I've wanted to start with a group of friends several times, but we've never gotten around to it. Maybe next summer...
     
  3. Bote macrumors regular

    Bote

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    I heard about this a few months ago and it seems very interesting. How many have you located so far? What kind of GPS do you have? How difficult is it to find a cache?:confused:
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

    gwuMACaddict

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    whoa! first i've heard of it! but looks fun!

    like amazing race... a buddy of mine has a gps unit that works really well, might have to try it...
     
  5. Jomoma macrumors regular

    Jomoma

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    I'm a geocacher! I've found about 100, and i've hidden 1. It's tons of fun, and a great way to find little known areas around you! It definately helped us learn how to get around in a new city when we moved in a year ago.
    It's definately worth buying a GPS for geocaching alone.
     
  6. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

    crdean1

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    I like geocaching, but don't make much time for it. I have found about 10 this year. There are many by my house, so I should take some time and do it.

    I usually log geocaches when I am backpacking. Lots of fun.

    CRD
    (love my garmin)
     
  7. EricNau thread starter Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    It is a lot of fun. To date I've only found 4 (I think), and I've hidden one.
    I have a Garmin etrex legend, it works well, and it was around $200.
    All caches have a different difficulty level (between 1 & 5), along with a Terrain difficulty rating (also between 1 & 5).
    You should go to http://www.geocaching.com and hit "Hide and Seek a cache." Type in your zip code and see if there are any around you.
     
  8. Guitarius macrumors 6502a

    Guitarius

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    Man, I'd love to get into that. Just never got around to getting a GPS to do it with. Been wanting to do it for a long time.
     
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    I was working at an archeological dig this summer and we found a geocache by mistake. It was kind of funny because several geocachers showed up over the course of the dig but to my knowledge only one of them found it.

    Sounds like a pretty interesting hobby; I talked with one of the guys doing it and he said some people get way into it, with super $$$ GPS units and have found thousands of geocaches and planted hundreds.
     
  10. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    This looks really fun.

    Unfortunately, I'm a poor high school student without a GPS.

    *sigh*
     
  11. EricNau thread starter Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    I'm a poor high school student, but I did a little saving. GPS's can be as low as $100.
     
  12. cr2sh macrumors 68030

    cr2sh

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    I geocache... but instead of geometric shapes and patterns - I locate end of runways, NAVAIDS, and potential obstructions.

    And instead of a $100 GPS I use a $48,000 Trimble set up.

    :p
     
  13. notjustjay macrumors 603

    notjustjay

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    notjustjay, reporting in!

    I cache with a Garmin eTrex Legend. Got 3 hides and about 70 finds...
     
  14. BrandonSi macrumors regular

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    Not as active as I'd like to be, but I've been doing it off and on since early 2003.
     

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