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Discussion: geocachers

in: Nadim; Nadim > 2024-02-04

Feb 7, 2024 10:18 PM # 
David Cynamon:
When doing the no compass SSS at Lake Needwood, I accidentally found two geocaches south of Southlawn Ln. (I signed both of them and logged the finds when I got home and figured out which they were). That was the only time it ever happened to me...I'm curious how often orienteers find geocaches by accident.
More or less frequently than bumping in to someone trying to find one?
Feb 11, 2024 12:03 AM # 
Neat! From the little exposure I’ve had to geogcacheing, the easy ones along the trails might be found fairly easily but both the advanced and easy ones tend to be camouflaged—pill boxes under wood, in leaves, or in holes in the ground or a tree. I’ve come across a few but not many. Some parks are more popular than others, and that can account for how frequently they will be found. As many times as I’d been through the area where I saw a geocacher, I was surprised that he was looking there. He seemed to have the area pretty closely targeted.

If I do another exercise there this summer, the map will be much improved. There were enough things that should have been removed from the map or realigned.

The club tried posing the GPS coordinates on the printed maps used for event. This was an attempt to attract the many more people who geocache than orienteer.

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