Best Gc State For Visitor in General geocaching topics Posted May 1, 2006 · Edited May 1, 2006 by NotNutts I'd say chase the weather. The weather's nice on the east coast now--the Raleigh NC area has a well established geocaching community, and great pork BBQ. Summertime might be a good time for the Pacific NW where GC got started. Wintertime would be a good time to hit the south. Normally I'd say hit the Gulf Coast (caches and cajun food), but they're still reeling from Katrina. I hate to swell a Texan's head any, but I have heard the Austin area caches are good and the BBQ brisket is OK. In the fall, right here in SLAGA country (St Louis area) has good caches and weather, and the midwest does have the some of the best ribs around. As for my credentials, I'm a chubby USAF meteorologist, so I know a bit about weather, food, and I've lived in most of these places.