Is your first geocache hide still active?

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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.

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.

We recently asked: Is your first geocache hide still active?

 

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that a little over half, or 54%, of first cache hides are still active.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Danno on G+ shared: Nope it was muggled and I now live 2 states away.
    • Alan on FB shared: No, long gone. It was near Big Fern Hill Park in Bothell, which is now Kirkland.
    • Jim on FB shared: No. I was way too new to the game to know what a quality hide was. It's LONG gone!
    • Lindsey on FB shared: It has been out for about 2 and a half years and has never been muggled. The downed log that it was in has decayed quite a bit and it had to be moved a few feet, but the original container is still there.
    • Dina summed it up for a lot of us: Yes. It's nothing special but it is sentimental.
    • For those of you wondering, my first hide, hidden in November 2002, is still active. I have also adopted 2 older caches, 1 hidden in ’02 and the other in ’01, and they are both still active!

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GQotDPinterestHey 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.

We recently asked: Do you prefer geocaching with a handheld GPS or Smartphone?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found it was pretty much 50/50, and most cachers actually use both.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Dave on G+ Shared: GPS, tho my resistance to smartphone caching is getting less now that batteries are better, USB power packs are decent, and the tech on the phone isn't nearly so annoying.
    • Agent Questermark shared: Both! I'll usually start on my phone, but if I need more precision, I like my GPSr. For road trips, I'll load a PQ into the GPSr, but still start with the phone when seeking.
    • Danno Shared: Smartphone. I like to post logs in the field and manage trackables, especially read their missions online before I take them.
    • Hotrod205 on Twitter shared: after getting 3 years each out of 2 Garmins, I don't see the point. New phone is so good that I'm not buying another GPSr.
    • Jessica on Facebook summed it up nicely. She shared: My handheld gps, BUT I geocache 95% of the time with my smartphone because it is always with me

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GQotDPinterestHey 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.

We recently asked: Did you earn your Geocaching Film Festival, or GIFF, Souvenir this past weekend? And for the bonus if yes: What was your favorite movie?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that the most cachers that had an event near them attended and got their souvenirs.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Those that didn’t basically didn’t have the opportunity to attend or host an event.
      • Like Dawn who shared: Nope. Nearest one was over 200 miles away.
      • Even though the original GIFF was rained out, I think this past weekend’s method of letting hosts worldwide host GIFF events brought the films to a much wider audience in general.
    • For those that did, Brian on FB quite summed up the majority of our answers:
      • He shared: My favourite was “Saturday”, but I also liked the futuristic “The Future of Geocaching”. These were selected by the audience at the event as Best Overall and Most Creative respectively.
      • Brian I quite agree! I loved both those films! I’m not sure I can wait 100 years for the Muggle cloaking device. Hmm… may have to get going on the R&D for that…

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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!

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.

We recently asked:

Have you ever been rewarded with a geocoin or prize for completing a series of caches?

Click below to listen to Lookout Lisa talk about the responses!

 

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that 86% of cachers have been rewarded for completing a cache series.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Kennyart61 on T shared: Yes, on several geotours and other series sponsored by local communities. A fun way to earn geocoins.
    • Austin on G+ had some bad news: Sadly the two I attempted ran out of coins before I was able to get the necessary caches. –ah shoot!
    • Vicky on FB asked: I got a piece of power line for completing the Grand Coulee Dam hydrocache challenge. Does that count?
      • Well Vicky, I’ve heard of that damn challenge, and yes, it does count.
    • Tim on FB answers for many newer cachers out there. He shared: Haven't been caching long enough, but I can't wait.
    • We sure want to encourage all of you out there to find and complete some of these great cache series.

As always we really enjoyed hearing about caching rewards and cache series, and you can too, if you-

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GQotDPinterestHey 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.

We recently asked: Have you ever seen geocaching mentioned on TV?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that 70% of cachers have seen geocaching on TV!
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • BoxesInTheWoods on Tw shared: Yes, on Pointless (a game show), both cacher contestants and a caching question!
    • VickiStrong shared: On Law & Order: SVU. Very cool.
    • Kate on FB shared: Yes, that's how I found about it. On ‘switched at birth’ 2 years ago.
      • Like Kate, many cachers reported that news stories and shows like these first introduced them to geocaching.
    • On the flip side, Jerry shared: Sadly, horribly misrepresented on a TV show. Wild maniacs racing for ubercompetitive FTFs and GPS working deep in subway tunnels.
    • Kari on FB shared: Nothing memorable, but the local news has had stories in the past. Usually they get the facts completely wrong.
      • Oh my goodness yes Kari! I see so many stories that I want to share out on our Social Media channels, but the facts are so far off that we don’t bother. These usually it starts with “Buried Treasure…” and go downhill from there.
      • Wonder if geocaching will show up more on shows in the future??

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GQotDPinterestLookout Lisa here from Cache Advance, your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day!  

Here's a recap of a question we asked our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+  about geocaching:

Did you trade anything at your first geocache find? Did you bring anything with you to trade?

Check out the recording of what we found from our responses by clicking the play button below:

 

 

Transcript below:

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that 2/3s of cacher did not trade at their first find.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • SusanCox1955 on T shared: had nothing with me but went home and got something.
    • Danno on G+ shared: A quarter for a tiny Santa eraser (size of a dime). It was Christmas Day so it seemed fitting to take the eraser.
    • Nora on FB shared: nope. I wanted to be more comfortable with just caching before trading stuff.
    • Many answered that they didn’t know about trading then, but do carry some swag with them now for trading.

As always we really enjoyed hearing about cacher’s first finds, and you can too, if you-

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What about you?  Add your comments below!

GQotDPinterestHey Cachers, I’m Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day!  I’ve been caching since 2002 and have been in the business of geocaching since 2005.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Have you ever found a geocache inside of a building?

Press the play button below to hear Lisa’s recording recapping the answers we received:

 

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that nearly all cachers have found one or more caches inside!
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Witzend74 on Tw shared: yes! British library!
    • FuzzyDave shared: there's a nice multi in Baltimore inner harbor that ends in a small museum.
    • Brent on FB shared: Library cache , and the cache was is a hollow out book.
    • Markus shared: In libraries of four towns. Very popular. I even own one. They're great for finding on a cold winter day.
    • Trixie shared: Libraries, visitor centers, Groundspeak HQ
    • Patricia shared: Yes, in the vestibule of the Sedona (AZ) Police Department. A very clever cache. –Wow!
    • Spencer, also on FB shared: There are several caches that I have found inside a building. This one in downtown Salt Lake City, http://coord.info/GCQF8F is inside the convention center visitor center gift shop.
      • I have found that one too! We attend the Outdoor Retailer Winter and Summer Markets there at the adjacent Salt Palace.

 

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GQotDLogo1Hey Cachers, I’m Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day!  I’ve been caching since 2002 and have been in the business of geocaching since 2005.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Is the first geocache that you found still active?

Press the play button below to hear Lisa's recording recapping the answers we received:

 

Transcript:

We recently asked: Is the first geocache that you found still active?

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that
    • Exactly half of these first finds were archived, and the other half are still active.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Tentmantent on T shared: Sadly no, but there is another Cache in exactly the same location!
    • Jo on G+ shared: No, the owner moved and archived it.
    • Garry on G+ shared: Yes, it's called 'The Tardis'.  How could that one ever not be active?
    • Ken on FB shared: Yep, still there. I found it in 2003. It's had 298 logged visits.
    • Arne on FB shared: yes, and I’ve adopted it as well.

As always we really enjoyed hearing about cacher’s first finds, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

Hello everyone!  Lookout Lisa, here, from Cache Advance, your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day!

Here’s a recap of a question we asked our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+  about geocaching this week:

We recently asked: Did you go geocaching this past week?

Click below to listen to Lookout Lisa talk about the responses!

 

  • GQotD-PinterestAfter tallying all the answers, we found that about 95% of us went caching!
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • ShashaVie on Tw shared: Yes, of course, days 1110 to 1116 of my caching-streak. -WOW
    • Checking in from Australia, Kyzybra shared: covered about 1200km and picked up about 30 caches across the Midwest of Western Australia
    • Dave on G+ shared: Attended a Mega - heck, I even saw Lookout Lisa on the trails! –It was great to see you too Dave, and thanks for the hint on that hard challenge cache hide!
    • Eric shared: Nowhere. But I replaced a missing container for one of my caches near the Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ.
      • Finding, hiding or maintenance, I think that all counts as geocaching.
    • Like Dave, many of you were at the Going Caching Mega with me. It was so great to see so many of you out caching, at the event and at our East Meets West event too!

As always we really enjoyed hearing about geocaching, and you can too, if you-

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!