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Are they still doing that?

November 5, 2013 - Larry Claypool
Geocaching? Are they still doing that? We previously did a story on geocaching in 2008. That was eight years after some lad from Oregon state placed the first ‘cache’ and directed folks to it with GPS coordinates. Now there’s more than six million geocachers across the world who search for over two million caches. It’s actually become a pretty sophisticated endeavor, but also has a simple side. Anyone can do it, and it’s great fun for the entire family. I’ve found a few caches while hiking that friends have told me about, but never taken it seriously. If you have a story about your favorite cache or geocaching area or trail that others should see please email me and we’ll get the word out. Email me at: lclaypool Since I signed up on I get regular email newsletters from the group. The latest one says, “What Type of Geocacher Are You?” So, I thought I share it with our readers. Here’s a few questions from their quiz. My answers are at the end. What Type of Geocacher Are You? Do you love the woods or are you more of a city geocacher? Do you live for meeting new people at geocaching events? 1. What is your favorite geocaching snack? A. Energy bars B. Sampling the local cuisine C. [Root] Beer D. Wheaties - the breakfast of champions E. Brain food 2. What inspires your geocaching happy dance? A. A day out in the wilderness B. Visiting new and exotic locales C. Meeting other geocachers D. FTF! E. Solving a D5 puzzle geocache 3. Which photo is most likely to be found in your gallery? A. Scenic views from a mountain peak B. The Pyramids of Giza C. You, surrounded by all your geocaching friends D. You grabbing the FTF E. A particularly tricky geocaching container 4. What geocaching tools can you not live without? A. Pocket Queries and Offline Lists B. Caches Along a Route C. The Geocaching Event Calendar D. Your Statistics E. GeoChecker Editor’s answers: 1. B, 2. A, 3. A (I had to look up FTF, it’s First to Find), 4. none of the above For additional information about geocaching, visit: For information about Ohio’s first Geocaching Trail, launched in 2011 in Athens County, OH, visit their website at: For other trails visit:


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