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We recently asked: How many caches have you hidden?

After tallying all the answers, we found that on average cachers have hidden 104 caches, including hosting events. I think this data might be a bit skewed as we had some very prolific hiders chime in. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jack of JacknBerli on Twitter shared: Around 300. Most are still active. Started hiding one week after we started Geocaching in 2013!
  • Ed Shaper shared: 188 but lots of those are events.
  • Charlie on Facebook shared: This is a very timely question. Currently, we've published 39 caches, including 15 Earthcaches and 4 events. On Groundhog Day this year, we'll be putting out an additional 37 puzzle caches as part of a project to do an 81 grid of puzzles. This will make 43 out or 81 done. 26 of the 37 are also form a small piece of geoart in the area.
  • Al shared: None. I'm more of a hunter than a hider, but I'm working on my first hide. I'm going for one that will gather a lot of favorite points.
  • For those wondering, I’ve hidden 249 caches: 100 on my main account including 28 events, 113 on another group account for maintaining a power trail about 30 miles west of Spokane, and 36 on our Cache Advance profile, most of those are the current Filmed in Spokane GeoTour and 5 events.

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: What was your best month for your find rate? Were you on any special caching trips?

After tallying all the answers, we found that cachers find the most caches April, May, August and December, and often because a geocaching trip or event. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jo on G+ shared: April 2012, we did the ET Highway then.
  • Jeremy on Twitter shared: June 2013. Nothing special just one year from my 1st find and plenty of local caches around back then.
  • Yosemite Debbie on FB shared: 2,267 caches in April of 2016 about 2,000 of those on a trip to cache the outlying boondocks of Fallon, Nevada in a two-jeep convoy. Beautiful country out on those remote dirt roads and lots of wildlife too -- antelope, deer, wild horses.
  • Tony shared: My best month was March of 2015 with 270 finds. I went to MOGA that month and picked up quite a few. It looks like MOGA month is very often my biggest find month… but 2015 seems to have been the biggest of the big.
  • For anyone wondering, August of 2011 was my best month. I was invited down to the grand re-opening of the ET Highway in Nevada. Remember, it was August, it was 100+ degrees each day. I had a blast, and ended the month just 7 shy of 2,000!

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: How many consecutive days is your longest caching streak?

After tallying all the answers, we found that on average, cachers streak for 20.5 days. So here’s what we heard:

  • Gas Station Tuna on Twitter shared: I'm going for my 366 Challenge, so I'm in the middle of my longest #Geocaching streak now. I'm currently at 220.
  • Mr Kaswa shared: 13! 😀 And even that was completely unintentional. Just happened to be caching along on a trip.
  • Brian shared: I went on a 600 days shortly after I started caching for real.
  • Tom on G+ shared: We succeeded at collecting the 31 days of August a few years ago. Had to take a break from caching after that. Streaks and stats just are not our style.
  • For anyone wondering, my longest streak is 33 days. I did it in February of 2011, to qualify for a winter challenge, finding a cache a day in any winter month. So of course I choose February, the shortest month, and had found a few at the end of January too.

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

All this past week we’ve been asking questions about the Geocacher’s Creed. Though Cache Advance nor I personally were involved in creating the Geocacher’s creed, we are the current custodian of it. When I heard some years ago that it was going offline, I was able to gain permission to acquire the creed and the web domain as well. As a service to the community, we pay for the hosting and keep it alive.

We recently asked: The Geocacher's Creed was last updated in 2005. Is it still relevant?

Approximately 99% of cachers agreed that it is still relevant. So here’s what we heard:

  • MUDac on Twitter shared: Yes. Just like #LeaveNoTrace, it will always be relevant..
  • Tom on G+ shared: "Be inconspicuous in retrieving, signing in, and replacing a cache to avoid vandalism." Almost always a fail. People trying to not look suspicious...look even more suspicious. I've learned to just tell curious people what I am doing.
    • Tom I would have to agree! My first strategy is to just look like I know what I’m doing, that I belong, when looking for a cache. If that fails and a muggle asks, I’m happy to explain geocaching to them. Those curious muggles will usually make great cachers!

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about the Geocacher’s Creed. You can to, if you-

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: Are you planning to attend any Mega Events this year?

84% of cachers are planning to attend a Mega, and for many, more than one! GeoWoodstock topped the list, Going Caching came in second, and MWGB and Yuma tied for third in mentions. So here’s what we heard:

  • Alex on Facebook shared: I started planning my GeoTour road trip to GWXV on New Year's Day. Right now it looks like Denver-Mingo-Kansas City-St Louis-Memphis-Nashville-Chattanooga-Atlanta-Asheville-Waynesville-fly home from Charlotte.
  • Kip shared: Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge! I went last year and it was the most fun I have had in a single geocaching day!
    • Kip, we’ll see you there!
  • Like many others, Adam is attending GWS and Going Caching. He shared: Thanks to my prime location I will be able to attend both GeoWoodstock and Going Caching.
  • For those wondering, Cache Advance plans to have a booth at GeoWoodstock, Tri Cities GeoChallenge and GeoCoinFest, some of our favorite Mega events. Speak from experience, if you are looking for a great 1-day all-around Mega, GeoWoodstock is great. However, Going Caching is amazing for a 4-5 day themed experience, topped off with the Mega Saturday.

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: Did you meet any or all of your geocaching goals this year yet?

For many the goal was to just get out and enjoy geocaching, and it was happily met by many! Other’s had more specific goals. So here’s what we heard:

  • Jay on Twitter shared: Complete a 366 streak. We're five finds/days away.
  • Jeremy shared: I did make my goals plus one. I hit #3000 in January and #4000 in November.
  • Brent on Facebook shared: yep, my goal is always is to have fun geocaching mission accomplished ! same goal for next year.
  • Chase shared: Yup, filled in my whole 366 day calendar.
  • Neil shared: I wanted to hit 5,000 before the new year. It didn't look like it was going to happen. But then a series of park and grabs published just before Christmas. Some friends and I spent the day after Christmas driving up and down country roads and ended the day with over 180 finds. That put me over 5k by more than 30.
  • Sandi shared: So happy you asked so I can brag! I hit 4,000 finds yesterday. This has been the best 10 years of my life.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching. You can to, if you-

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

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Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: What about geocaching do you enjoy the most?

For some cachers, they enjoyed the creativity that goes into so many caches. Some enjoy hiding caches for others to find. But the overwhelming majority of cachers enjoy getting outside for a nice hike and seeing something new, often with friends and family. So here’s what we heard:

  • Heidi on G+ shared: Going for new hikes in new places.
  • Schwan's man Shawn on Twitter shared: I like the hunt and the awesome places it takes me. It's better than any travel agent.
  • Wh00 shared: getting outside with friends and seeing our sons faces when they find the caches
  • Alexarcuri shared: getting outside and going new places. And always having something to do no matter where I go!
  • JT on FB shared: That I am tricking myself into getting exercise and fresh air while doing something fun!
  • Don on FB shared: Going to places I would never have visited, and seeing things I would never had seen. You could have lived in an area all your life, but it's said you never really know an area until you have geocached in it!
  • Daniel mentions the caches themselves, not just the location. He shared: History aspect. Knowing u can go to a cache that's 10yrs old that still holds the same log book and container. Knowing all the cachers that were there before you and those who will be there after you.
  • Dave on FB shared: We never seek things for themselves—what we seek is the very seeking of things. - Blaise Pascal

As always, we really enjoyed hearing what motivates cachers to geocache. You can to, if you-

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Hey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

GQotD-RecapCache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

We recently asked: When caching in a new area, do you sort by favorite points?

About 2/3, or 63% of cachers do, but it does depend on some things too! So here’s what we heard:

  • JT doesn’t sort. He shared: I'm almost always on my way to somewhere else, so I search along a route, and take what I can get!
  • Stephanie on FB has a great method. She shared: No usually by route. I try to put them in order of my route but I also star the ones I really want to get (high fave points, particular spot, etc) so if I run low on time I can focus on those.
  • Tom on G+ shared: Additional factors are Scenic View attribute and whether user's photos support the "scenic view" claim.
  • Don shared: Definitely! Especially when I'm on a trip and I have limited time in a new area. You want to skip the LPCs and go for those top favorites from area cachers!

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GQotD-RecapHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

Cache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.  This weekend, we went back to replay some of our older questions and found one about challenge caches.

We recently asked: Have you completed any challenge caches yet?

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that everyone who replied has completed at least one challenge cache.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Louis’s comment on G+ was a shared by many. He says: Several.  And there are several more on my "Grab it when I'm in the area" list.
    • James on FB had a different opinion: I've done quite a few over the years but my attitude toward them has changed over time. Back when they were few and far between, I took on most of them. But now that you can't hardly swing an ammocan without hitting one, my usual response to a new one being published is "meh". I'll do them if I've already qualified (making them essentially just a traditional cache) but otherwise, my interests are elsewhere and I don't usually bother with them.
    • Kevin on FB shared: Yes, I like the variety of caching they can encompass. I'm actually working on a meta-challenge (100 challenge caches found)
    • Don shared: Yes, plenty. They add a lot more interest to geocaching than just doing individual caches!

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GQotD-RecapHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

Cache Advance is your geocaching hub for all of your caching needs, including the Cache Crate, a monthly subscription box of geocaching and outdoor gear.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.  This weekend, we went back to replay some of our older questions and found one about puzzle/unknown caches.

We recently asked: How many puzzle/unknown caches have you found, and what is this % of your total finds?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found the average for puzzle caches is 9.7% of cacher’s total finds.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Chad on FB shared: 229 (12.7%) - that will spike to over 300 between now and Pi Day as we're doing a couple puzzle series runs.
    • The Boxman Crew shared: 1288 puzzles found, 21.52% they are some of our favorites.
    • Terry on G+ is new to geocaching and shared: 0%  hoping to find my first one on Pi Day.  I've only found 21 caches so far.
    • Callahanmatt on T shared: 64 or 2.62% but hopefully more now I have the 'How to Puzzle Cache' book!
      • I hear that is a great book!
    • For those wondering, I have found 429 puzzle caches, for (5.58%) of my total. I’m a bit behind in logging but this shouldn’t change too much. Time for me to get my thinking cap back on!!

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