WARNING: THE SURGEON GENERAL HAS DETERMINED THAT GEOCACHING IS DANGEROUSLY HABIT-FORMING, EVEN IN SMALL AMOUNTS.
to our sport/game/activity/obsession!You'll
learn about your world in a whole different way. You'll never look at
hollow trees, nuts and bolts, rock piles, and lamp posts the same way
again! Someone has said that it's the most fun you can have with a
billion dollars in military hardware without actually blowing anything
up. This page will help you get started.
The location of the
world's first geocache
I go by the caching name
of Suchmann, which is a pseudo-German word I just made up, to mean
been geocaching since February 1, 2003, but usually I can only do it when it
doesn't interfere with anything else I need to do. I keep my GPS receiver
and smart phone loaded with caches so I can stop and grab one whenever I have an
opportunity--hence "the accidental geocacher".
favorite thing about geocaching is the interesting places it leads me to,
and my second most favorite thing is the creativity in cache hides that I
have seen. According to a recent geocaching.com poll, my geocacher type is
The Nature Lover.
You may click the stat bar
above to see my profile on geocaching.com and contact me. You can also find
my statistics there, on the "Statistics" tab. For a list of my milestone finds, and links to a description of
each, look on the left side of this page. And check
out how Project-GC.com can show your statistics
here. I took
both the old and the
new geocaching profile quizzes and they both told me I am the
Without geography, you're
Buffett in A Pirate Looks at Fifty (Random House); printed in Reader's
Digest, March 2003
People have visited this page from:
I'd recommend that you check
out at least the first five, in this order.
Click badges below to see which cache I found to earn each one.
Nine Princes in Amber: an Austin
I finally finished the Nine Princes in Amber
series, and will now be recommending it to all new cachers that I meet
in the Austin area. This cache series is my idea of what geocaching is
all about. It starts by taking you on 14 hikes in different parts of
Austin, with different scenery and different styles of hide, even though
each container is the same. I guarantee you’ll discover at least one
hiking trail that you never knew existed.
After visiting al 14
caches and collecting a card from each, you must solve a puzzle
involving the cards to get the location to the first bonus cache. I
found that there are two ways to solve this puzzle. Then, be prepared
for a workout as you try to get to the final cache location.
There’s also a
puzzle of a completely different nature that you must solve to get the
coordinates of the second bonus cache, and you can claim a second smiley
for this one if you follow the instructions, which require you to visit
the posted coordinates as well as the actual location of the container.
pages are masterfully done: the best I’ve ever seen. Follow
this link to the
“master” page, which is the listing for the first bonus cache. It
contains links to all the other caches. All caches are geocaching.com
"premium members only", to protect the treasure from casual cache
I learned about
PocketLenses.com and joined
in the conversation. If you're like me, you almost never take your heavy
photo gear geocaching, but your phone probably has a camera built in,
and you may even have a point-and-shoot camera in your caching bag. The
best camera is the one you have with you, they say, and I'm looking
forward to learning from and contributing to this website.
49,571 That's my number!
My cache listed on Opencaching
US is still the only physical cache in Austin listed on that site (as of
4/12/2014). The next nearest one is in between McDade and Giddings.
There are a few virtuals that are closer.