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

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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!

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

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Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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.

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

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ a question about geocaching.  This week we go back in time to replay some of our older questions and found this one about GPS units.  

Last year we asked: What GPS unit (or phone...) did you use to find your first geocache?

 

  • After tallying all the answers, we found that the majority of cachers, or 62%, found their first cache with a handheld GPS. But, nearly 1 in 5, or 19%, used a Smartphone. Maps, compass and hints only came in at 12%.
  • So here’s what we heard:
    • Terry on G+ shared: First geocache was found on a windows mobile back in 2008.
    • Jerry on FB was an accidental geocacher. He shares: the 'first first' was an accidental find, so none. The first after I registered? hahahaha a Tom-Tom!
    • Lee on FB shared: The first cache I found was by the description only. I did not have a GPS yet.
      • I’ve cached with Lee many times and this doesn’t surprise me at all! He’s a natural.
    • TSMola01 shared: Garmin Etrex Legend with no base maps. Smartphones weren't even a thing yet, let alone a caching option when I started.
    • Like TSMola01, I found my first cache with a Garmin eTrex Venture with NO maps. I used that for my first 500 finds. Upgrading to color maps was like a whole new world! Pretty amazing how far the tech has come.

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

-Follow us, Cache Advance, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

Got a NEW answer to add after all this time?  Please do in the comments, we'd love to hear it!