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bmlbytes
12-08-2015, 03:12 PM
Obviously, this part of the forum is not very active anymore, but I'd like to see what other people think. Does anyone in here do any geocaching? Allyson and I love to do it. It is something that fits well with off-roading too. We would love to get a small group of Jeeps together and do a geocache run.

For anyone not familiar, check this out. A lot of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YTqitVK-Ts

teddyearp
12-08-2015, 03:43 PM
I have done a little here and there. I am planning a trip to AZ around July (white mtns) and have a few caches saved. A quick litle tip as well for those on Android. there is a free app called c.geo that works well with geocaching.com.

67jeepsterguy
12-08-2015, 04:02 PM
I like it did it alot when kids were little. Havent done any recently

TreeKiller
12-08-2015, 04:08 PM
I always think to myself "self, that would be fun", but then I always just find myself out rock crawling. Hardly ever do any scenic drives anymore and don't plan far enough ahead to download any waypoints for caches. But I still think to myself "self, that would be fun".

:)

Scott

TRLNGRL
12-08-2015, 06:01 PM
I do geocashing from time to time. I have a few out too. I placed one out along Table Mesa Rd. I'd be interested in this idea.

:angel:

azgypsy
12-09-2015, 01:59 AM
Kristen and I did quite a few times when she was younger
Bulldog canyon has a lot of them along the main trail!

4WH33LN
12-09-2015, 06:12 AM
We did it for awhile but haven't gone out in about a year or so.

bmlbytes
12-09-2015, 07:26 AM
Bulldog canyon has a lot of them along the main trail!

Considering this is the current map of all the caches in Arizona (31,000+ total), I'd say, almost anywhere we went, we'd find a few.
67004

I might try to get a few Jeeps together in January or February if there's any interest in doing something like this. There is a huge Geocaching event in Yuma at the end of January, so it won't be that weekend.

Redfist
12-09-2015, 07:00 PM
Obviously, this part of the forum is not very active anymore, but I'd like to see what other people think. Does anyone in here do any geocaching? Allyson and I love to do it. It is something that fits well with off-roading too. We would love to get a small group of Jeeps together and do a geocache run.

For anyone not familiar, check this out. A lot of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YTqitVK-Ts
I'm all for it. My geocaching handle is Redfist.

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TRLNGRL
12-09-2015, 08:05 PM
I'm all for it. My geocaching handle is Redfist.

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I recognized that name. Checked the site and look who last found my American Hero cach out on Table Meas. Nice. :-)

:angel:

Redfist
12-09-2015, 08:17 PM
I had a fun 12 hour Black Friday Jeeping out there and beyond...

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TRLNGRL
12-09-2015, 08:25 PM
Well after finding that one , you have officially found all of my caches. Well, the active ones anyway. Many of mine (15) have been shut down due to closures of areas out here. :-(

:angel:

teddyearp
12-10-2015, 04:17 PM
I always think to myself "self, that would be fun", but then I always just find myself out rock crawling. Hardly ever do any scenic drives anymore and don't plan far enough ahead to download any waypoints for caches. But I still think to myself "self, that would be fun".

:)

Scott

And I think most of the members here have pretty much the same 'goals' when they go out with their Jeeps. Not that there's anything wrong with the hardcore rock crawling, but it is why the geocaching section is pretty much dead. Folks that want to just do some scenic drives and maybe something else that doesn't involve major upgrades and breaking stuff with their Patriots or Liberty's are sometimes scorned/scoffed.

ShmUDE
12-10-2015, 04:52 PM
sounds like a bunch of litter-bugs to me

bmlbytes
12-11-2015, 07:21 AM
And I think most of the members here have pretty much the same 'goals' when they go out with their Jeeps. Not that there's anything wrong with the hardcore rock crawling, but it is why the geocaching section is pretty much dead. Folks that want to just do some scenic drives and maybe something else that doesn't involve major upgrades and breaking stuff with their Patriots or Liberty's are sometimes scorned/scoffed.

That's fair. Many of the geocaches are placed in areas where a lifted Jeep or some bigger tires would be useful, but not many of them in the hardcore rock crawling areas.


sounds like a bunch of litter-bugs to me

Most geocaches (at least the ones that last) are placed well enough so that the average person wont see them. There are some that are just a piece of Ziplock Tupperware thrown into a bush. Those ones don't last long though, and aren't worth finding anyway. A good geocache requires a good hide.

The "littering" of the game has been a bit of a controversy in geocaching groups. Last year, the State Trust banned all geocaches on their land, archiving a huge number of them across the state. I think they considered them to be litter. Some of the best hidden caches were on State Trust land.

However, geocachers are far from litter-bugs. The geocaching community stresses what they call CITO (https://www.geocaching.com/cito/) (Cache In Trash Out). It is a general rule for geocaching, that if you find trash, pick it up and pack it out. They even organize CITO events quite often. One of the biggest CITO events was done on State Trust land, right before the State Trust banned geocaches. This is part of the reason its a big controversy among geocachers.

With all that said, I think I'll try to get a group together around mid-January. Maybe early February. I'll have to check the calendar to see what weekend works best.

aroundincircles
12-11-2015, 07:27 AM
what app do you use for geocaching?

bmlbytes
12-11-2015, 07:47 AM
I used use the Official Geocaching App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geocaching/id292242503?mt=8)

I know a lot of people like c:geo for Android (http://www.cgeo.org/)

TikisTJ
12-12-2015, 07:54 AM
I want to be part of this for the experience but I've never done it before

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teddyearp
12-12-2015, 12:49 PM
what app do you use for geocaching?


I used use the Official Geocaching App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geocaching/id292242503?mt=8)

I know a lot of people like c:geo for Android (http://www.cgeo.org/)

I use the latter. You do still have to have a login at geocaching.com.

aroundincircles
12-12-2015, 01:09 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. Something I am interested in looking into doing.