The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt

The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt

by Paul Gillin, Dana Gillin


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Ten years ago, it didn't exist. Now it's the most popular new outdoor game of the 21st century, played by millions of people in over 100 countries around the world.

It's Geocaching—the GPS-powered global treasure hunt game, where players seek out hidden "geocaches" in some of the world's most spectacular locations, in urban streets, and even in your own home town.

The Joy of Geocaching is your complete guide to setting off on your own exciting geocaching adventure, with plain-English instructions on getting started in the game—plus advanced secrets from the world's most expert geocachers!

The Joy of Geocaching also takes you into the human side of the game, with wonderful stories about how the pursuit of hidden treasure has helped people heal frayed marriages, establish new friendships, and even save lives.

Geocaching is more than just a game—it's a life-changing force that reconnects people with their planet, their families and themselves. Rediscover the joy of the outdoors with The Joy of Geocaching!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884956997
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Paul Gillin is an award-winning writer and a content marketing consultant who specializes in technology and new media. He has written numerous articles for leading technology publications and travels the country as a speaker on social media and optimizing online channels as marketing tools. He is the author of The New Influencers and Secrets of Social Media Marketing. Dana Gillin is an editor and a website builder with a background in technology and business. The former editor at TechTarget, she launched the company’s successful Expert Answer Center website. They live in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

How to Use this Book xvii

Quick Start Guide xix

Chapter 1 The Joy of Geocaching 1

Waypoints: What We Love About Geocaching 14

Cacher Profile: Alamogul 16

Section I Preparing to Geocache

Chapter 2 Getting Around 21

Waypoints: Geocaching Variations 35

Chapter 3 Planning Your Outing on 41

Waypoints: Geocaching Toolkit 60

Cacher Profile: Peasinapod 65

Section II In the Field

Chapter 4 Finding a Geocache 69

Waypoints: Bugs, Coins, and Other Trackables 91

Chapter 5 Hiding a Geocache 97

Waypoints: Memorable Hides 111

Cacher Profile: InfiniteMPG 116

Chapter 6 Caching to the Limits 119

Waypoints: Power Caching Journal 133

Cacher Profile: The Outlaw 143

Section III Taming Technology

Chapter 7 Navigation Basics 147

Waypoints: Curious Cops 156

Chapter 8 Choosing a GPSr 161

Cacher Profile: MonkeyBrad 173

Chapter 9 Software Goodies for Geocachers 175

Cacher Profile: The Genius of GSAK 195

Section IV Beyond the Game

Chapter 10 The Social Side 201

Waypoints: Critter Encounters 207

Cacher Profile: Mrs. Captain Picard 211

Chapter 11 Geocaching in Education and Business 213

Cacher Profile: Ecorangers 219


Appendix A Glossary 225

Appendix B Resource Lists 237

Appendix C Great Geocaches by State 241

Acknowledgments 245

Index 249

About the Authors 261

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The Joy of Geocaching: How to Find Health, Happiness and Creative Energy Through a Worldwide Treasure Hunt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TimKiester on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great book for anyone with an interest in geocaching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has excellent information about geocaching. I have been geocaching with my family for a few years. It is a fantastic sport and i was just interviewed for a ouydoor magazine about geocaching. I dont log my caches, but my dad does. My trail name is lik-terror12KC and his is crosscutconst68.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think whether you are just starting out or have been caching for many years you will enjoy this book. Real good stories from some of the top cachers in the World.