Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

Happy 10th Anniversary to EarthCaches

Happy 10 years to the first EarthCache.  Ten years is a long time in caching terms.  Thinking that there were few caches in the 2004 world.

Last week there were nearly 125 events around the world to celebrate EarthCaches.  It is hard to believe how much it has grown in the last few years.  I see so many submissions, many with the same problems.  Sometimes those problems were because they tried to copy an old cache, other times because a cacher did not understand the process. 

Many get listed, I am happy to see how many of those EarthCaches need a few small tweaks and we get them listed.  Often I follow those pages for a while, to see the reactions of people who are taken to those interesting places, and read their logs.  Unlike so many other caches you rarely see a TFTC on an EarthCache. 

I was curious so I pulled up the favorites in each state.  So I looked at 1000 caches, and in that 1000 caches I found almost 100 EarthCaches in that list of caches.  So 10% of the favorite caches are EarthCaches.  If you want to compare that with how many Earthcache there are, we have 16,000 in 2.3 million caches.  So under .7% are EarthCaches, and 10% are favorites.   I did not look at others.  I am sure that virtuals rank way up there as well. 

So with that thought I was thinking I would write a few articles on EarthCaching, over the next few weeks.  Hopefully that will give me something to do in these cold frosty months.  If you have questions let me know, I will see if I can incorporate them into these posts. 

So I hope to see you all on the trail.  

 

A series about EarthCaches.

Part 1 - Happy 10th Anniversary to Earthcaches

Part 2 - Before You Begin Your EarthCache

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