Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Geocache

Geocaching is a challenging type of outdoor recreation that combines GPS technology with exercise and mental skills).

Learn how to find your first of many geocaches with these basic steps.

Geocaches can be of any size and can be hidden in any type of location from urban streets to vast wilderness areas. The beginner geocaching enthusiast may have trouble finding his or her first caches. This guide to finding a geocache will assist them in their goal.

Gathering Information

The first step in locating a geocache is gathering the information from one of the caching websites. Perhaps the most popular is There, you can search a massive database for geocaches in your area.

Locate geocaches in your area and select one you wish to look for. Then, visit its cache page and view the information. Every geocache has a location file that can be loaded onto your GPS receiver. This consists of the longitude and latitude coordinates of the geocache itself. There is other information on the geocache page that can help you.

The geocache hider often includes clues to the location of the cache.

You may also find information or even pictures of the area in the logs left by other geocachers.

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