GeoCaching

I have maintained a GeoCaching blog for a while.  What is GeoCaching you ask?

According to the current Wikipedia definition “Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (tupperware or similar) or ammo boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is often described as a "game of high-tech hide and seek," sharing many aspects with benchmarking, trigpointing, orienteering, treasure-hunting, letterboxing, and waymarking.”

Yes.  I am a GeoCacher – tease me if you want – but I enjoy it and that’s all that matters!

ghc The problem with the GeoCaching blog is that it requires a lot of work for very little payout.  I end up making an entry about my finds (sometimes one single find), copying my logs as the text of the entry and uploading it as a post.  It’s pretty darn “dry”.

Then after this year’s long winter (and a weather related hiatus from caching) – I failed to maintain the blog once I started caching again this year.  .  

So, I have made the decision… I am officially pulling the plug announcing the retirement of the “GeoCaching with Dad” blog from the “trifecta”.  I will “archive” (not delete) it, but will no longer be updating it.  In its place, I will (from time to time) post HERE about any fun or extraordinary GeoCaching adventures, and labeling it with the “GeoCaching” label.    

I do have two stories to kick off the new format with (it’s been an interesting kick off to spring GeoCaching for me!) – but before I get into those – I have a couple of other tales I’d like to share first!!

2 comments:

  1. Good call! I love reading about some of the interesting finds, but (if I may speak honestly as a fairly new fellow-goecacher) addicting as it is, a lot of cache finds are somewhat anti-climatic (at least most of mine, so far). I'm hooked, and I'm anxious to log some good blog-worthy finds! With gas prices climing, I find myself trying to mix grabbing a cache or two with daily out-and-about... loading coordinates in anticipation of the weeks errands.

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  2. I can't wait to get out there and start up again. Unfortunately for my Southern bred children, the weather is not yet conducive to Geocaching, so we'll be waiting for warmer days, smh.

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