1. There will be other geocachers who aren't addicted to Geocaching.
Just like you, we could all stop if we wanted to, but why?
You should feel right at home knowing we've all not found caches, we've all found at least 1, some of us don't even log them as finds. Attend events even if you are shy. You’ll always have something in common with other cachers!
An event is a gathering of geocachers, facilitating the social aspect of geocaching. It is organized by geocachers and is open to other geocachers and those interested in learning about the game. It takes place at the posted coordinates, includes start and end times, and lasts at least 30 minutes. Events are free, however, event listings may request donations or charge a fee to cover legitimate costs of the event.
3. Find an event.
Either thru Geocaching.com weekly email mailings of upcoming events. If you don't get Groundspeak notifications you should! They include upcoming events in your "Home location" recently published caches in your area, and bigger MEGA and GIGA events around the world along with geocaching tips.
If you are a premium member, you could run a "Pocket querie" search and select "Only events" to show up within your search parameters. If you're traveling, you might consider attending an event in another state or country! Run your pocket querie for that area and you can bring what you know about geocaching in your area to a group in a different area, they may be quite interested to hear how your geocaching mountains are 12,000' tall and their mountains are 5' tall.
Look at the Geocaching.com map, those odd little comic book like ??? red circles, they're events, click on them like you do a regular cache.
From your phone or GPS, if equipped select the search parameters to show events in your area. Facebook, blogs or other social media often includes upcoming geocaching events or links to them.
Geocaching events vary in different locales, some may have alot of events, some not so many. Geocachers are like fish, we enjoy being in "Schools" together, talking about that cache that got away or that geocache that took all day to just get "One find."
--This article was written by Scareway, Cache Advance Staff member.