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Would you enjoy a weekly column about geocaching while RVing?

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Back in September 2021, we ran a poll asking if you ever go geocaching. About 7 percent of you said yes, you go all the time, and another 17 percent said you go sometimes, but only if you’re thinking about it. 15 percent of you don’t know what geocaching is, and 60 percent of you do know what it is, but you never go. Let’s change that!

If you don’t know what geocaching is… listen up! According to the official Geocaching blog it’s a “real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches in 190 countries waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now.”

It’s such a fun activity, and perfect for RVers who are always on the move and visiting new places. A few of us on the RVtravel.com staff love geocaching!

So, if we were to run a weekly column on it, would you be interested?

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Chuck C
1 month ago

My wife and I have been doing Geocaching for years when RVing all over.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

We joined in 2002. Since then we’ve had hot and cold years where we went great guns finding caches, and then missed several complete years. We always look to see if there are any nearby caches when staying somewhere overnight. We even found a cache in the parking garage of the hospital I was in for a while. As G.Smith mentioned though, Geocaching has changed since we first started. We still carry a swag-bag with goodies to swap but few of the newer caches have room for swapping. We don’t ‘do’ multi-caches because of the complexity of them – for one find. However, we have been taken to places in our home state we would have never known existed without Geocaching. I don’t really care about a Geocaching column.

Ray
1 month ago

That’s a shame that most don’t have the treasure hunting gene when it comes to geocaching. Sometimes it leads you to neat discoveries that you are otherwise unaware of, like graves, abandoned cabins/artifacts, historical markers or other like-minded people. The geocaches themselves can be quite remarkable and ingenious. That said, it is not for everybody, one should always remain alert to their surroundings. The online log created by previous hunters will provide clues and cautions.

Brian Burry
1 month ago

Geocaching is so passe and issues of some assaults and crime, are reason to discourage it.

Patricia
1 month ago

Geocaching is a good way to get outdoors. And there are different levels of difficulty for each one. It’s a good way to get your kids & grandkids outdoors. And there are camping opportunities like Megabashes. There is one in Northwest Ohio every July. (Midwest geobash)

Last edited 1 month ago by Patricia
Zoom
1 month ago

Geocaching in itself is OK but when it becomes work or an obsession it becomes something that takes away from the joy of camping. I didn’t retire to go back to work. If others want the column I would probably just skip over it.

Rich
1 month ago

geo-caching is still a thing?

G. Smith
1 month ago

I enjoyed Geocaching for several years when it first started up. I gradually lost interest when the game turned serious. Ammo cans full of trinkets are pretty much a thing of the past now. They’ve been replaced by micro caches, virtual caches and other overly complicated goals. I haven’t been a subscriber since just after I retired because I found no fun in going back to work.

M D-B
1 month ago

I really don’t understand how it works and would be all for learning.

Skip
1 month ago

I gave a no answer for me but I know there are others that do geocach and that group might share on here. There are sites where groups of these individuals connect.

Kristine
1 month ago

We like to look at the Geocaching app when we get to a new area because geocaches are often found at local places of interest. We have learned some local history this way that we would have not learned otherwise. Geocaches have also taken us to scenic areas we would not have found on our own. The locals know of these places and we love when they share them with us. It’s not so much about finding the geocache itself as it is about being guided to a place we would not otherwise find because it’s a local treasure.

patti panuccio
1 month ago

Love geocaching, the excitement of the hunt and find.

Jane
1 month ago

We like it when they take us to learn a little local history of a person or place, a beautiful vista, a Geological place of interest, or even just to take a nice hike. Not a boring quick grab at a light post in a parking lot.

Pat
1 month ago

I started reading Karen Norton’s mystery novels after hearing about them on this site. I live in Iowa and we like to visit the State Parks here, it’s fun to guess which park is involved with her descriptions. Long story short – I just started her 5th novel that involves geocaching and it made me wonder if that was still a “thing” and here you bring it up! We tried it several years ago when it was new and enjoyed it but didn’t really get into it. Now that we have an RV and travel more it might be fun to try it again. I’d like to learn more about it.

George
1 month ago
Reply to  Pat

I am trying to find these books and am coming up with nothing. Is Karen Norton the author, character or is there a misprint? Thanks

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  George

Hi, George. Pat may be referring to Karen Musser Nortman, who Tony Barthel wrote this about recently: “I can’t believe I haven’t shared these with you in the past, but I really enjoyed reading all ten books in the Frannie Shoemaker series from Karen Musser Nortman. Karen is also an RVer like the rest of us. Her books focus on Frannie Shoemaker, who camps with her family, one of whom is a retired peace officer. Of course, when Frannie goes camping, bad things happen and therein lies the basis for these books.” Enjoy! And have a great day. 😀 –Diane

George
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Excellent, thanks!

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  George

You’re very welcome, George. Like yesterday, I hope you have a great day! 😀 –Diane

Tom
1 month ago

Geocaching might be interesting, especially around areas we might otherwise not explore.
Did some years ago. Need to get out and do it again.

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