SparkPeople Geocaching North America Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=30456 We are geocaching enthusisats who enjoy being outdoors, hiking, walking and having fun finding hidden treasures (geocaches) that we locate with our GPS devices and the internet. SparkPeople Geocaching North America Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=30456 New to geocaching in California's East Bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x60654401 I just downloaded the app today. I have 550 caches in my area! And Sunday I'll be in the city (San Francisco). I bet there are caches there! Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:41:16 EST 12-13-14 events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x60012006 So Today is a day for us all to get out there and be active. Most of us are probably within driving distance of an event. Get out there and celebrate and get some walking/hiking minutes in and spread some holiday cheer. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 08:03:19 EST Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x57196373 With the change is seasons it's time to dust off the GPS or smart phone and geet out and seek! Or place, if you are so inclined. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any special goals for geocaching this year? As a New Years resolution I am going to find 1,000 caches, and maybe fill out my Jasmer stats. Does anyone else have any special goals or challenges in mind that they care to share? I would love to see what everyone else is achieving and maybe create a grid or forum where we could encourage each... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:55:51 EST Groundspeak's Maker Madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x57126950 Is there any geocachers doing the Groundspeak's Maker Madness? <BR> <BR> "Finding a great geocache can make for an awe-inspiring adventure, but those adventures do not magically appear on their own. They are concocted inside the brilliant mind of a Geocache Maker. This crazy thing we call geocaching would simply not exist without the people who channel their creativity and innovative spirit into making great experiences for others." - GroundSpeak Web Page <BR> <BR> From March 28th thru Apr... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:47:49 EST Huntsville State Park, Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x56945680 Well off for a weekend camping trip to Huntsville State Park, Tx to do a little geocaching and letterboxing will let you know how it went Monday. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:06:58 EST FTFs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x55432594 Congrats to driscoll on his FTF. I got one yesterday and at the event in Cruces I got 9. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 02:17:09 EST Sparkbug 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x54201172 How would people feel about us sending another Spark bug out to visit members? Seems like bugs 1 and 2 were pretty popular. But none of them made it to the West side of the country here. What do you think? I am happy to start one if anyone is interested in me sending it their way, Just let me know. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:42:56 EST Washington state parks geocoin challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x53663053 If you visit 50 or 100 state park geocashes you can get a special silver (50) or gold coin (100) <BR> here is the web page <BR> www.geocaching.com/adventure/geotours/wa<BR>shington-state-parks <BR> all caches are marked with a series name WaStateOks100 <BR> the challenge is at www.parks.wa.gov/geocaching <BR> good luck and try it if your going to Washington state Sat, 8 Jun 2013 21:38:40 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x53044330 Hello everyone, my name is Dave and I've been a member of spark people for over 5 years. I've been geocaching off and on for a few years. It’s been more off than on. I started to get back into a month ago but found out my Garmin Etex from 7 years ago was dead. So I just received my new Oregon 450t and I love it.I hope to do a lot more caching now that I have a great GPS unit. I hope that by doing and getting out finding the caches will help me to become more physically fit as of now I am in b... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:21:11 EST Sad News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x52283601 We lost a fellow geocacher this morning. :( Angelbaby from Las Cruces passed away. I am just in shock. We were caching with her on Saturday. Her mom is lindabug and her dad is docgeo. <BR> <BR> Watch for tribute caches soon. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:36:54 EST Hi everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x51648887 Hello everyone, my name is Kristen and I've just joined sparkpeople. I've been geocaching casually for a few years now (casually because I've been doing it for like 4 years and only have around 80 finds!). It is something that I really enjoy but I know that my lack of physical fitness really does limit what caches I can get to, which is really frustrating! <BR> <BR> In particular, I like in Southwest Florida and there is a string of geocaches in a state park not to far from me that you rea... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:39:24 EST New Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x51400767 I am always looking for deals on new hiking shoes and today at Big 5 I got a 50.00 pair of Itasca hikers for 15.00. Check out their clearance. Mine are men's but they fit perfect as I like mine wider. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:16:15 EST JANUARY 7th-Mark Your Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x51230645 I will be hosting a meet and greet as a satellite of Tealeaf's Centennial completion. We will meet at Golden Corral at 6 pm...once the picture is taken you can log her cache as attended. <BR> <BR> Come and eat or just meet and greet! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:06:43 EST Planting Caches - Favorites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x51028458 Ok, I'm planning on starting to plant caches instead of just hunting for them. I have ideas for several hides, but I'd like to hear of any fun/interesting caches that folks have found to give me more ideas so I can keep them interesting. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:10:39 EST 12-12-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x50875862 In case you haven't heard if you get a cache on 12-12-12 you get a souvenir from geocaching.com... <BR> <BR> I was thinking of having a dinner meet and greet just in case... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:46:46 EST EVENT ALERT and QUESTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x50584346 I have my 2nd annual Rocket City Roundup next Saturday...today I am going to a brunch for a Las Cruces event because I couldn't go to the main event. We had a blast in Valencia and if we wanted to go to Clovis there's another event in November too. <BR> <BR> What was the last event you went to and what did you like about it? Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:46:41 EST what is your cachemobile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x50379166 Finally got the geo tracker I have been wanting...it's a 1995 and in good shape...can't wait to go try it out. When i get my personalized plate I will have to post a picture. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 00:54:41 EST Breaking my record http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x50379152 well I hit 900 on wed. partially due to a power trail but even better I did 40 in one day and there's still 65 left on that trail to do. Wish it was closer to home! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 00:53:09 EST Earthcache Day Souvenir http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x50379138 Don't forget if you can get one tomorrow...we plan to! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 00:51:28 EST Getting Permission to place Geocaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x50075964 How do you go about getting permission for the caches you place? I want to start placing some in a legal way. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 22:01:38 EST New Hampshire Geocacher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x50048309 Hi there! I'm new to geocaching, not new to SparkPeople. I just started doing the geocaching last week. I love it! My five year old son is coming with me for some of them. It seems there are about 20-30 of them in the area - like within 5 miles and another 20 or more within the 5-10 miles surrounding the central area. I already want to hide some more in one of the nearby parks, but I see I have to get permission from the park management and maybe that is why there aren't any in this park.. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:42:30 EST International Geocaching Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x49527360 Who got a cache yesterday and earned a souvenir? I got 3 and finished up a series of 12.... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:37:25 EST Smart Phone GeoCaching Apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x49483129 Does anyone use any of the apps for finding geocaches on the go? Geocaching.com just came out with a new app for finding geocaches on your smart phone for $9.99. Has anyone tried this one or any of the other free apps out there? Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:27:27 EST On our way to geocaching... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x48457584 Yesterday our geocaching trip was halted by a boy running a red light and ramming his car into our car/van. We had great plans to do a family geocaching expedition with my son, DIL, and 5 of my grandchildren when we got in this accident. No one was hurt (praise God) <em>198</em> but with so many people in our car it took forever to get though the police's questions. We were going to go anyway but it would have gotten dark while we were doing it which would have been difficult with the little... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 09:25:18 EST Do you geocache no matter what the weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x48237429 My family had planned a fairly easy day of geocaching at a nature park but it is drizzling rain and thundering out. Part of me wants to go anyway. Another part of me just wants to say forget it and go shopping instead. My question to all of you is do you let the rain interfere with your geocaching plans? Sat, 26 May 2012 10:35:39 EST Having fun with geocaching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x48201275 I tried this several years ago and enjoyed it. This year my son and I decided to make this a weekly family outing. Sunday we took 3 of my grandsons ages 3, 3, and 6 and hiked a total of 2.4 miles! I can't believe the kids could do that but they love it. On one trail we climbed and decended so many hills I actually amazed myself that I was able to do it. I certainly know that 60 pounds ago I would have turned back and waited in the car! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know my fel... Wed, 23 May 2012 17:14:23 EST Hi from BC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x47592439 Hi All, <BR> I did a little geocaching with my Aunt and Uncle a few years ago I liked it and bought GPS but never did anything more. I recently found one with my phone app and had a blast doing it so it's time to dig out the GPS and get hunting. I live in Princeton a small town in the mountains of south central British Columbia. <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:16:27 EST Newbie...what are the basics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x47341050 This is the next 'sport' I want to try. What do I need? <BR> Good walking shoes, GPS, carry an item to put in any cache I find?, I saw magnifying glass? what is that about? and headlamp? <BR> Many more questions...I will keep reading...please share information I need to know! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:08:03 EST MOGA 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x47017256 I saw a post about MOGA 2010 and thought I'd ask about MOGA 2012. Are any Sparkers going? I love to meet up with other Sparkers while there. For those cachers who are unaware this is a Mega event in the Midwest. This year it will be in Iowa at Lake Rathbun and Honey Creek Resort. www.mogageo.com is the website which does have a link to the cache page. I know we have a Groundspeak lackey coming as well as the Podcachers. It will be April 27-29 so those who want to go still have time to sign up... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:09:57 EST Leap Day Souvenir 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x46952427 Did everyone get there's? Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:35:19 EST Do you have a headlamp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x46430338 I got one for Christmas but I haven't used it yet. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:09:54 EST Have you ever been "lost" while geocaching? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x46430318 My big adventure 2 weeks ago....I was not lost...but my SO didn't know where I was so he called search and rescue because I had been up on the mountain since the afternoon and by dark he was worried. I found my way down but it was 2:30 am when they picked me up on the road about a mile from my car. NEVER go without your cell phone...EVER! Sun, 5 Feb 2012 12:09:04 EST How many Caches Have You Planted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x43424452 I have 47 to date and today I planted 5 in 1 day plus a letterbox. How about you? Mon, 8 Aug 2011 00:41:14 EST How did you get into geocaching? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x42946056 Someone take you along or tell you about it? See it in a movie? Found it online? <BR> <BR> I actually saw it in a movie and then looked it up online. <em>334</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:23:39 EST Greetings from AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x42691104 Been on Sparkpeople for a few years, but some changes are due. So here I am. When it cools off in AZ I will get back outdoors. But when its around 115° stay indoors. And that includes park and grabs. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:28:45 EST a place to get supplies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x42321035 http://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/brebiz <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 22:24:54 EST Hello from Calif. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x42132533 <em>213</em> Hello my name is Susan, I am new to Geocaching. My Sister and I started about a month and a half ago to get out and get more exercise because we like to walk and hike and just explore. Thought this would be great fun while we were at it! I was happy to find this team on SP. Any tips, tricks or words of wisdom for us just starting out would be greatly appreciated. Thanx so much. Hope to hear from you soon. <BR> Susan <BR> Mon, 30 May 2011 20:48:33 EST 800 Caches in a day ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x41777357 Has anyone done the 800 caches out on Route 66 in California? <BR> We are planning on headed out during summer vacation. <BR> <BR> some of the logs people are sayig they got all 800 in one day, althought i think we plan on spending a couple of days. We want to really enjoy our trip on Route 66. Thu, 12 May 2011 08:35:21 EST Hi - new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x41777298 New to Sparkpeople - just trying to get in better shape and get more exercise and hopefully more energy. <BR> <BR> Enjoy geocaching and thought this would be a good team to join. <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 May 2011 08:32:01 EST 8 caches in Gettysburg. FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x41724696 My husband and I took some time to go and find a few caches while we were in Gettysburg last week for a marathon. We went for 8 but only found seven as we didn't read the comments for the 8th one, sure enough it had disappeared. . . Mon, 9 May 2011 19:36:39 EST 7 in 1 Day. FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x41563708 So my DH and I were volunteering to help at a marathon and we had a few hours to kill and we were also over an hour from home so we decided to do some caching. Got 7, couldn't find #8 (but neither could the last three people) <BR> <BR> It was FUN! Too bad we didn't think of it before and we left the GPS at home so we were using my iPhone and my battery power was just sucked up by caching so we had to call it a day. Still rocked though! Sun, 1 May 2011 22:52:06 EST Geocachers Anonymous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x40168775 We created a site called Geocachers Anonymous. It's a fun little site for anyone that can't get enough of geocaching! <link>geocachersanonymous.com/ </link> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:47:41 EST 1st Cache of the year, New GPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x40016969 The weather has finally warmed up and the snow has melted enough to trek outside with the kids and do some caching! We got a new GPS (just using the iPhone before) for christmas and got a chance to use it. Good times! <BR> The kids didn't last as long as we were hoping but we got to 3 of the 5 we had planned. Fun times! <em>334</em> <BR> I hear its supposed to get cold again around here after this weekend, I'm so glad we got out at least a little! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 23:12:14 EST Not new to caching or spark. . .from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x39931876 After mentioning caching in another team it made me wonder if there was a team just for us and lo and behold here I am <em>334</em> <BR> I joined Spark in Dec but didn't use it until January and have been having some highs and lows but definately more highs. I'm from south central PA and have lived in and around this area my whole life. <BR> I started caching last year with my family (husband +3 boys) and we really like it. We are hoping to plan some day trips starting this spring to plac... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:31:34 EST My Creepy Cache just got a little creepier! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x39299210 I planted a cache at an old cemetery and someone found it earlier this month and this is what they wrote: <BR> <BR> Very disturbing. As we were coming down the road we were greeted by numerous police vehicles and news crew vehicles fom Toronto and Hamilton parked along both sides of the road. Police crime scene tape stretched all the way to the edge of the cemetery. It was obvious that something horrific had occurred here. Thankfully, the cache was hidden well down the road on the other edge... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:12:12 EST Ways to be discreet when muggles abound? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x39146699 Ok. I finally solved a tough puzzle cache. From the hints I knew exactly where it was and sure enough i got there and the coordinates led me to right where I expected it to be. Big problem....it's a well lit area between 2 restaurants. People had trouble enough before this but now the new place opened and it's 24 hrs. ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any suggestions? <BR> I wonder if daylight is actually better in this case? Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:37:36 EST Back to Caching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x38770406 Hi All, I live in St. Louis, MO. My husband and I started caching last summer and found a few then life changed and we didn't get back around to doing anymore. I'm hoping to get around to doing some more really soon. I need the exercise and love the adventure. Anyone else out there from St. Louis? Fri, 31 Dec 2010 22:43:25 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x36964205 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I sure am glad I found this team. I've been a SparkPeople member for about 6 weeks but have been Geocaching for a couple years. <BR> <BR> My husband and I are young retirees and live in our RV full-time. We live 6 months in Tennessee and 6 months in Florida. Our grandson lives in Florida so we stay close to him when we are in Florida. <BR> <BR> We like to Geocache when we get to a new area. We usually pick a town 20 to 30 miles away. Using geocac... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:55:22 EST Geocoinfest 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x36766972 Is anyone going to Geocoinfest 2010 in Minneapolis, MN this weekend? <BR> <BR> The meet & greet is later this afternoon with the main event tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <link>www.geocoinfest2010.com/schedule.htm<BR>l </link> Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:34:42 EST I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x36170428 Hello, fellow cachers! I am fairly new to The Spark, and slowly making progress. I've been geocaching for a little over a year now, and I absolutely love it. I'm not as active as of recent, as I have 2 boys under the age of 18 months that keep me very busy. But, I am hoping to incorporate caching and Sparking together and get myself into shape. Fri, 20 Aug 2010 11:55:06 EST Hi from Concord, NC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x35522393 Hi everybody. <BR> <BR> Glad to see other cachers represented on here :) <BR> <BR> You can find me on geocaching.com under the same username as this site. <BR> <BR> If any of you are in the Charlotte, NC area, feel free to message me and we can all go hunting :) Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:34:27 EST What Is The Most Creative Cache You've Found? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x35471950 Curious to hear stories about the most creative hides or cache containers you've run across.. <BR> <BR> Mine had to be a carousel electrical box, that was actually on the outside of what used to be the actual carousel. I kept thinking, that can't possibly be it, but GZ showed it as there, and sure enough, after flipping the big level down, out comes the big book log sheet! Sun, 18 Jul 2010 04:40:44 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x34828345 <BR> Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie and I'm new to Sparkpeople and geocaching. I just recently found my first cache on June 3rd, and I am HOOKED! (I'm up to 33 now). <BR> <BR> My goal is to combine geocaching and counting calories to lose weight - ALOT of weight. I look forward to getting to know all of you. My name is FaithCacher at Geocaching.com also, and I'd love to add you as a friend. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all of you in your weight loss (and cache hunting) endeavors! Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:27:36 EST Complete Newbie!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x34669772 I am new to this whole thing, havent been out on an adventure yet and am looking for some tips/tricks and advice! Excited about getting started... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:28:53 EST Spark Bug2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x34267521 I should be getting the original Spark Bug this weekend. How exciting. I've known it's been coming for a week and the anticipation is building rapidly! Since I think this is a real cool idea and I think that more and more want to be on the bug path I've decided that I will release Spark Bug2! How cool would it be if each person that the bug is intended to get to - once they get it, they release a new bug to reach more SP geocachers and "spread the spark"?!? Eventually we could have 3,4,5... Thu, 20 May 2010 10:18:09 EST BSA 100th Anniversary and Geocaching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x34247278 OK, here's a crosspost to promote the BSA's 100th Anniversary and the Geocaching promotion called "Get in the Game." <BR> <BR> There are a couple of events going on. The first is called Cache to Eagle. In this event councils have established caches at Eagle Scout project sites. Search for Cache to Eagle to find sites in your area! <BR> <BR> Second, is a game called Race to 2010. Many councils, districts and units have released travel bugs in the shape of pinewood derby cars. The bugs a... Wed, 19 May 2010 12:11:00 EST Geowoodstock http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x33759439 Is anyone going? we have a few going from SC. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:50:37 EST hi there, newbie all the way here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x33610567 yo there peoples! I've never done geocacheing, heard about it, though, and don't know anybody who has done it. but i wouldn't mind trying to do it sometime. <BR> <BR> i'm planning on doing a lot of "out and about" stuff as the summer approaches, and i got a GPS today to help me out (also doing some filmmaking and historical geography, which was a good excuse to get this). but it reminded me about geocacheing, and i plan to get into it--more fun to be out and in nature with a good reason i... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 22:56:18 EST Who else was at MOGA 2010? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x33371908 what a great geocaching event! Went with hubby, and was wondering if there were any other Sparkers who made it? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 01:34:25 EST new geocaching name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x32819937 Just wanted to let yall know that my wife and I updated our name on Geocaching from KitKatnKurt to Kukaal to reflect out imminent new addition (KUrt + KAtherine + ALexandra = Kukaal hehe) Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:46:40 EST Cache success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x32001780 My husband and I got out this weekend for our first ever cache run. Addicting! We found 5 caches and had to dig through snowbanks for a couple of them. We think we did pretty well for first timers. Can't wait til the weather is nicer and the snow melts so we can get out and do more. I was born and grew up in this area and never knew that some of these things existed. I was telling some friends about this little ghost town we went through and the mining disaster that closed it years ago.... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:42:54 EST 100 caches a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x31977188 whhoooops! wrong forum. Is there a way to move it? <BR> <BR> <BR> Before I leave Colorado I'd like to have a 100 cache day. I know from other places that I have lived, Florida, for example, that there are places, like one neighborhood in Jax, where a 100 cache day (or urban caches) is not only possible, it is easy and the caches are still spaced properly. One would think Colorado is too spacious to do this, but there are places like Denver where there are urban caches. Does anyone know of a... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:54:35 EST How many caches as now??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x31514415 Just wanted to know how many caches did you get, and did you hide so far!!!! <BR> <BR> My counting is 234 / 3. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:14:53 EST Favorite & Least Favorite Types of Caches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x31432611 So, what are your favorite types of caches? You can tell me by size, location or however you want to...and why. <BR> <BR> I live in an urban area and there are lots of Micro (or Nano) caches around me. They are my least favorite type of caches. I don't know if it's because there's only a log sheet as a reward to finding it or because I think nanos are lazy hides? <BR> <BR> I have hidden 3 small caches in this area and while they aren't the hardest to find, stealth is definitely required.... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 14:06:56 EST Quick Weekend Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x31316068 Hi everybody! Is almoste the weekend!!! <BR> <BR> How many of you are planning to go Caching this weekend??? Well, I propose a quick challenge... let's just see who got more caches until Monday??? I'm in, who else??? Fri, 22 Jan 2010 11:23:02 EST A Geocaching story - 3 words at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x31280565 Since my GPS.... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:03:45 EST How did you come up with your caching name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x31157292 Hello All: <BR> <BR> I am always curious about how people arrived at their caching name. My family is, "The Four Mousketeers." My wife and I are Disney and Disneyworld fanatics and my two girls are fanatics by osmosis. So when we started caching a few years ago we sat down and talked about a name that would be appropriate and came up with the the Mousketeers. How did you arrive at your name? Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:27:26 EST Songs or Singers A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x31076329 America Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:15:17 EST Trackables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x30919180 What are some of everyone's favorite trackables you've found or sent out? Other than Spark Bug, of course. ;) <BR> <BR> I was just visiting CA and AZ for the holidays so I got to find my first caches in those states. We found a travel bug called "Maddy's 4th Birthday Travel Bug". It was placed in a cache in Phoenix on 1/24/09 with the goal of visiting all 50 states before Maddy's 5th birthday. A bit ambitious to be sure. Well, it logged a bunch of miles in AZ but never left the state un... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:51:04 EST Caching resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x30888098 Ok, ok... I am one of those that believes that making New Years Resolutions in the middle of the winter is kinda useless... but any of you made any? Do they have anything to do with geocaching?? <BR> <BR> Share with us! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:35:58 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x30694201 I just joined the group this evening and I am getting back to SP after a break (too long and too many pounds.) I love geocaching, my wife, kids, and me are "The Four Mousketeers" on geocaching.com. I have 265 finds and 4 hides. I enjoy getting outside and caching in all seasons; however, poison ivy and I don't get along in a very serious way, so I tend to do more urban or suburban caches during the heavy PI months. I live in NJ, but I try to cache anywhere that I go. I look forward to ch... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 18:11:15 EST First Geocache! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x29913130 Woo hoo!!! We started our day by getting coffee and heading out for our first geocache adventure. "Us" being myself and my hubby, aka 11eleven on the geocaching site. Initially I was using the Geocaching intro app for iphone but after finding the first cache, quickly bought the real deal. I'm hooked! We half-heartedly went looking for two others, but were with a friend who was on a time crunch so we didn't get to look too long for anything. Another friend is on his way over right now to... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 01:31:04 EST GPX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x29838029 I thought it would be really nice if we could import GPX (GPS eXchange) or KML (google earth) files directly into our route section of our workouts. As fellow cachers I figured this would be a killer place to drum up support. I am going to stick a link in here to a forum post awhile back from someone asking for that feature. I figure if we all post on it, it will help get the ball rolling:) <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messa<BR>geboard.asp?imboard=5&imparent=1661859<BR>0&st... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 02:56:58 EST Benchmarks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x29746627 Does anybody here goes benchmark hunting? I just found one the other day, while caching, and I logged it, but I really don't know that much about it... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 23:57:30 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x29741217 Hey all! I thought I would take a moment to say hello to all my cache crazy fellows out there! My wife and I love to cache, but unfortunately a pregnancy and cold weather are kind of keeping us in for the winter. Oh well, we can hit it hard next spring after the baby comes! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 17:32:05 EST iPhone app? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x29707958 I am new to geocaching and haven't started yet but I just got an iphone recently and was wondering if anyone knows of a good app on the iphone? I can't really justify going out and buying a new GPS locater yet. Any pointers help! Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:13:41 EST Spark Bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x29174747 We have just launched a team travel bug! Spark Bug's mission is to roam the world in search of teammates, spreading the spark as it goes. Today, Spark Bug was released in the Boston area, hoping to head west to Minneapolis/St. Paul. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to Spark Bug's webpage: <BR> <link>www.geocaching.com/track/details.asp<BR>x?guid=564e83b5-db15-4dff-9b6d-22ed265<BR>22a45 </link> <BR> <BR> So far, it's scheduled to visit: <BR> 1) SCIGEEK and DLDRENT in Minneapolis/St. Paul <BR... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:31:10 EST GEOCACHING NORTH AMERICA CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x27899509 Hi everybody from the GNA Team!!! And hi new members! <BR> Our team is great, but we really need to shake things up here a little bit, specially now that we have so many new members! <BR> <BR> My idea is a geocaching challenge, we pick up a certain amout of time, let say, a month, and count who got more. It's for fun, but also a way to get everybody moving in this summer end! <BR> <BR> Suggestions? Who's in? <BR> <BR> Have a great week everybody!!! Sun, 23 Aug 2009 17:13:15 EST Getting to know you-weekly question July 24-Aug 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x27227834 How you started caching? Somebody introduced you to this hobby, did you read about it? Tell us how! <BR> <BR> I read an article here in SparkPeople and decided to try! <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn<BR>ess_articles.asp?id=315 Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:48:34 EST Getting Caught! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12314x30456x27227756 i think this happens with everybody... I was once caching near a church, and was deep inside a bush, looking for a cache, when this little older guy appear out of the blue and says: "I'm not gonna even ask what are you doin' there!". I explained to him what I was doing, showed my GPS and all, but after that, I quit looking for that cache! <em>2</em> Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:44:22 EST Longest hike... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x26809966 Do you ever hike to get caches? How long was the longest hike you did just to grab a cache? <BR> <BR> A great week to everybody! Mon, 6 Jul 2009 15:09:53 EST I finally got out and found some caches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x26697413 After winter, I never got back into the habit of looking for caches. <BR> <BR> But since I've been biking a lot, I added a GPS mount to my bike, and have been enjoying it more! <BR> <BR> Found 3 last night, and didn't find 2. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have an swesome week! Wed, 1 Jul 2009 09:58:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x26690377 I just wanted to say hello to everyone. We currently have over 200 geocaches logged. I am hoping that time and weather will cooperate one of these days and we will get more. <BR> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:47:17 EST Hey There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x25942806 Hi, my name is Shawna and I am from Massachusetts. I am new to your team but not to sparkpeople. I have been caching for the last 5 or so years and just love it. My husband and I go with our friends quite a bit. I look forward to getting to know you all! Enjoy the beautiful weather today <em>41</em> seems like a good day for caching! Sun, 31 May 2009 08:40:33 EST Difficult Geocaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x25265199 Have you ever come across those caches that no matter how hard you look, you just can't find them? And then someone posts a "Found IT" which makes you feel sorry for yourself? <BR> <BR> I finally just found one yesterday that was driving me crazy....I must have run down that trail at least 7 times looking for it, searching over and under and around. It got to the point where it was embarrassing to keep logging the DNF's. I didn't even bother bringing the GPS anymore because I knew exactly ... Mon, 4 May 2009 14:12:10 EST What kind of GPS' is everyone using? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x25047801 I currently own a Garmin etrex Vista C but it is dying.. Today I uploaded the Geocaching Navigator on my Blackberry but still would like a new GPS. Sun, 26 Apr 2009 20:01:36 EST Introductions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x30456x25047716 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Tammy and just joined this group. I love to geocache and even did an hour walk today cause I knew there was a cache along that trail. I'm located in Nova Scotia, anybody else out there from this area? I find geocaching as an excellent way to get active!! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:58:32 EST CITO Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x24750839 Hi everybody!!! <BR> Next Saturday I'll be attending a CITO (Cache in, Trash out) in Herrin, Illinois. I think that's a great idea to have fun and help the environment! <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to one of these??? Or any other Geocache event? It'll be my first one, I hope I enjoy! Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:59:15 EST Terracac hing.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x23570343 Is anyone else a member? Sat, 7 Mar 2009 10:13:15 EST Geocaching facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x23248521 Here's a great geocaching site I came across. http://www.factsfacts.com/geocacher.htm. As well, see geocaching.com and terracaching.com. Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:59:30 EST Best day ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x30456x23210113 Hi there! I'm fairly new to Geocaching but I've been trying to go whenever I have a chance... and I got to know a lot of beautiful places! <BR> I know that there's just a few of us on this team, but let's make it grow! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd like to know about your best day caching! Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:00:39 EST