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Aug 14th 2017

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Finding, hiding and searching for Geocaches!

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Category: Help & How To

What is geocaching, how to find them, and why it's fun to go exploring for them!

Physical geocaches often consist of:

  • Waterproof container
  • Log book w/ pen or pencil
  • Trade items or trackables

There are now over 2.8 million geocaches in over 180 GC1BE91 on the International Space Station.

About the items in the cache:

  • They are NOT "prizes" unless otherwise specified
  • When trading items, trade equal or up
  • Don't leave food because it attracts animals

Trackables move from cache to cache

  • Only take one if you know what to do with it. Some have specific goals.
  • Can be tracked at

Seeking a Geocache

Handy stuff to have...

  • GPS (or smart phone with app)
  • water
  • flashlight
  • spare phone battery
  • gloves
  • hand wipes
  • hat & sunscreen
  • comfortable shoes
  • long pants (to avoid prickly or poisonous plants)

When seeking a cache...

  • Watch out for muggles!
  • Don't be too suspicious when seeking a cache.
  • Participate in CITO (Cache In, Trash Out)


  • Located at N 38° 16.607' W 122° 40.001'
  • First to find gets a Leo bobblehead to keep! UPDATE: This has been claimed.
  • Everyone else, just sign the log. You can log it on too.

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