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!
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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
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 Geocaching.com 21
Waypoints: Geocaching Variations 35
Chapter 3 Planning Your Outing on Geocaching.com 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
About the Authors 261
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great book for anyone with an interest in geocaching.
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.
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.