New to Geocaching
I'm new to geocaching. I just received a handheld GPS unit today and
have been figuring it out. Meanwhile, I've entered an event geocache
at geocaching.com. I expect I may have left one or two things out,
since I'm new and will be informed that I need to make some changes.
If not, though, it should appear whenever the moderators approve it.
My first geocache is really just something to look at. Best viewing is
on the spring equinox, which is why I've made it an event geocache.
... which gets me to the point of this email (other than to introduce myself)
What do folks normally use for log books? What do geocachers expect to
be able to do when they find the cache? Finally, would you recommend
any specific caches around Austin for a newbie?
I am fairly new to geocaching myself, I have yet to place a cache myself, but I have thought about doing so since I was introduced to this obsession even more so of late. So I have been interested to read what others have written about the process as well as the procedure. I just finished reading an article which reminded me of your questions and I thought that it might be informative for you. The article is: Elements of Style in Geocaching which is found at geocacher-u.com under the geocaching 201 section. Perhaps some of the information in it will help you determine how to create the cache that you want to create.
In fact geocacher-u has some very good information that I wish some one had pointed me to months ago.
Jay / BingOGT
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, gumbietygress <gumbietygress@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 19:50:44 -0600 Victor Engel brillig@...
> I've decided to give up on it for now. Maybe I'll retry after I've gotten
> my feet wet a little bit.
> That is probably the best plan.
> Find a range of caches, attend some events, and you'll get a better grip
> on how the game is played. [We don't have many rules, but the ones we
> have are important.]
> I know this sport is exciting enough to make us all eager to just dive
> into the deep end -- but there are just enough little arcane caveats to
> trip the fresh enthusiasm up.
> You'll learn, for example, what caches seem to disappear too easily,
> where we should and should not place caches, what materials do and do not
> hold up.....
> The situation you're describing SEEMS more akin to the waymarking
> (www.waymarking.com) vibe -- but even there, sample a bit.
> Cache on!
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