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5 Sharable Tips for Logging Your Next Geocache

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You find a geocache in an inspiring location, what log do you leave on the geocache page for the cache owner and other geocachers?

Here are 5 quick ways to inspire your fellow geocachers with your next log entry. It’s easy to share too. Just forward this email to your fellow geocachers and watch the geocache-logging knowledge spread.

1) Tell Your Story – The geocache log you write is like the preview to a movie. You’re telling geocachers about an adventure they could experience. Maybe your journey involved seeing the first leaves of spring, looking out from a mountain top or meeting other geocachers on the trail. Your logs help other geocachers decide if the geocache looks fun and exciting enough for them to find.
2) Add a Picture – A picture of a geocacher’s crooked smile after a find says a lot about a geocache. It’s easy to upload pictures on-the-fly with the Geocaching mobile app. If you’re wondering about the power of a picture in a log, check out the 1000 most recent log images. It’s an ever-changing visual gallery of geocaching pictures from around the globe.
3) Name Some Names – Geocaching is all about community. Share the geocaching usernames of those who joined you out in the field. It’s a quick way to help build the local geocaching community and it makes meeting people at Geocaching Mega-Events or Event Caches easier.
4) Add a Favorite Point – Favorite Points let you compliment the geocache creator and nudge other geocachers to check out this geocache. Only Geocaching Premium Members can earn and award Favorite Points, but everyone can see them. Learn how to use Favorite Points here: Geocaching.com Presents: “Favorites”
5) Say Thanks – It’s easy. Watch this, “Thank you for reading this Geocaching Weekly Newsletter.” It feels good. When you log a geocache and say “thank you” it means so much to the geocacher who hid and maintains the geocache. And don’t forget, if the geocache needs maintenance, leave a “Needs Maintenance” log.

 

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