New to Geocaching
If you are new to geocaching, we have members who will teach you the finer points of this fun sport. Take you to some locally caches, and show you how it is done.
What you need
- A hand held GPS, you can use car GPS, but they will only get you to the closest road
Some of the popular Models are:
Apple iPhone, (requires download of a Geocaching app from the iTunes store)
- An Account on www.geocaching.com
You can join for free
You will need to think up a caching name. Remember you will need to sign the log with this name.
What to Do:
- Have fun!
- Read the cache page.
- Locate the Cache
- Don't make other people nearby, be aware of what you are doing.
- Sign the Log.
- Replace the Cache, exactly how you found it.
- Make fair swaps, put back something of equal or more value, than you take.
- Write a log on www.geocaching.com about your visit to the cache.
What Not to Do:
- Take the cache away.
- Put it back differently.
- Use any tools on the cache, unless they are supplied.
- Hide the cache in a different location, or different manner.
- Let others see you, get or replace the cache.
- Don't write clues to the hide, in your log, the cache page has all the information.
- Please don't write clues in your log.
- Your log is not only e-mailed to the cache owner but can be e-mailed to others which are watching the cache. Also any cacher can read your log online.
- TFTC - Thanks for the cache
- TNLN - Took Nothing Left Nothing.
- Remember a fellow cacher has gone to the trouble to put this cache out for you to find, so please be nice in your logs.