What inspires you to geocache? For some, it’s the pure hunt that ignites the excitement. For others, it’s the adventurous and often unusual things one partakes in along the way. Here are the top 37 amazingly awesome things to do while geocaching.
1. Hike to a viewpoint that you never knew existed
2.Take care of our planet
Good planets are hard to find. While you’re out on a geocache hunt, make sure to CITO (cache in trash out).
3. Equicache (horseback geocaching)
Jump on up and gallop away. Explore the geocaching wilderness with the help of a furry friend.
4. Make new friends
There are thousands of worldwide geocaching events each year. Join in the fun and meet fellow geocachers. Check out a geocaching event near you.
5. Deep sea dive (divecaching)
Take a deep breath and venture down into deep blue waters to uncover some of the most mysterious geocaches in the world. “Clearwater Paradise – SCUBA” (GC1T16F) by BlazerDiver has yet to be found since it was hidden in 2009. FTF anyone?
6. Complete a geocaching quest
We all have different bucket list items to check off. There’s no better feeling in the world than when you do (and drink an ice old mini-beer to celebrate).
7. Release your inner artist
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced,” Vincent Van Gogh.
8. Encounter a celebrity
Hugh Jackman (aka Wolverine) geocaches. ‘Nuff said.
9. Explore by water (kayaking, canoeing, cruise ships)
Some geocaches are only accessible by water. And they are awesome.
10. Propose to that special someone
See how a FTF hunt can turn into a marriage proposal.
11. Help a newbie find their first smiley
12. Take a leap of faith (literally)
13. Stumble upon something totally random
14. Spot an exotic animal
Ever so often, you’ll come across a rare breed…
But, more commonly you’ll come across…
15. Climb Mount Everest
Many geocachers are unaware that climbing Everest results in (obvious) bragging rights as well as an awesome geocache find.
16. Reach a fitness goal
A recent study by the Texas A&M Health Science Center shows that geocaching is a great way stay healthy and burn some extra calories. So get off the couch and start hunting!
17. Travel to a new and exotic place
Get ready to pack your bags. With over 2 million geocaches worldwide, the game can take you anywhere. Oh, the places you’ll go.
18. Venture out at night
19. Photograph your journey and share it with others
20. Go to the end of the world
21. Become a historian
Geocaching is a great way to learn about the history of a location. The Star-Spangled Banner GeoTour takes geocachers to the locations of significant historic events during the War of 1812.
22. Solve a puzzle
23. Climb (anything and everything)”
24. Taste the local cuisine
Mmm! There’s nothing better than a scrumptious meal after a day of geocaching. Bloggers and geoachers “Peanuts or Pretzels“ stumbled upon a delicious Venezualan restaurant while exploring the city of Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
25. Film your adventure
Just like the Geocaching Vlogger, you too can capture your favorite geocaching moments and share them with the world.
26. Blast off to space
If you ever get the chance to discover the International Space Station (GC1BE91) geocache, do it.
27. Master a new language
28. Create a new identity (in the geocaching world)
What’s in your username?
29. Step outside your comfort zone
Do something you never thought you could. Like 116 geoaches an hour at the ET Highway.
30. Trek through snow
Lace up those boots and get ready for snow and ice. Some of the best geocaching memories can be made in the coldest of months.
31. Build something
In geocaching, there’s the hunt and there’s the hide. Hone your carpentry skills and create a masterpiece that others would want to find.
32. See the place where it all began (original stash)
The only thing missing from the picture below is you and the original can of beans.
33. Visit the Geocaching Headquarters in Seattle
And join us for the Geocaching Block Party. We’d love to meet you!
34. Complete a challenge (7 souvenirs of August)
You can do it!