1,000 geocachers volunteered to be part of the first ever major study of geocaching and its effect on health. The 14-month Texas A&M study called Geocaching for Exercise and Activity Research (GEAR) launched in January of 2013. The first set of results from the study were presented on November 5 at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Boston. Each of the participants were given devices to track their movement and a logbook to record their level of geocaching intensity. The first results showed the effects of regular geocaching. Researcher Whitney says, “The GEAR study has identified an [...]
Sometimes reading geocache logs can be as tricky as deciphering top secret super spy codes. Check the geocaching acronyms in the log book below. Can you decrypt this geocaching lingo? To reveal the answers… Just. Scroll. Down. … You’re. Almost. There. The answers revealed! Are you a geocaching super spy? These are just a few of the gazillions of geocaching acronyms out there. Have you come across lingo not listed in this log book? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Do you love the woods or are you more of a city geocacher? Do you live for meeting new people at geocaching events or do you prefer a quiet evening deciphering a puzzle? Take this quiz to determine your geocacher type, then get personalized tips and tricks for your ultimate geocaching experience. Caution: This quiz involves some math. 1. What is your favorite geocaching snack? A. Energy bars B. Sampling the local cuisine C. [Root] Beer D. Wheaties – the breakfast of champions E. Brain food 2. What inspires your geocaching happy dance? A. A day out in [...]
You are…The Puzzler! Using your brain is the name of the game. You enjoy creative geocache hides that put your mind to the test…and so you laugh in the face of D5 geocaches. You’ll love this geocache: QuadLockLog (GC330KJ) Your ultimate geocaching tools: Don’t head out on the trail until you know you are on the right path. Use GeoChecker to double check that the coordinates you have puzzled out are correct. Try creating a Pocket Query for Difficulty 5 geocaches. These geocaches are sure to make you furrow your brow. Quick Tip for the Brainy Geocaches: Absolutely stumped? Try [...]
You are…The Nature Lover! You were voted “most likely to see Bigfoot” in your high school yearbook. You live for the days you can get out on the trail and leave civilization behind. Trail mix and energy bars are your go-to snacks. You are happier spending all day hiking for just one (preferably T5) geocache than you would be finding 100. You’ll love this geocache: Apollos Pool with the Million Dollar View (GC13VNK) Your ultimate geocaching tools: Heading out for a day of hiking? Be prepared! Create a Pocket Query to find all the geocaches on the trail in advance. You [...]
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