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My number one favorite thing is being in on a secret, and going to find something that many people may pass by all day long without realizing it, and I'm on a mission to retrieve it.

 

For me it's all about the recovery of the cache, and the signing of the log. A guardrail cache or LPC found while walking from my hotel on a business trip brings the same sized smile on my face as an ammo can with moss glued all over it that I find near a trail in a park.

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I do like all the stuff that has been mentioned so far -- the discovery of new places, the feeling of victory after a successful search, the exercise -- but I can't say that any one of those is my favorite. Mostly because letterboxing has all that stuff, and letterboxing just doesn't do it for me.

 

So I'd have to say that my favorite thing about caching is the most significant thing that separates it from letterboxing (aside from the GPS, that is): the logging. Writing cache logs, and reading other people's logs, are a big part of what keeps me very interested in caching.

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What is your favorite thing about geocaching?

I have to say, for me, it is that it introduces me to wonderful outdoor areas that I never knew existed!

 

Definitely that for us (though the occasional micro fix that boosts the numbers when there's no time to do a regular cache or the weather is not agreeable is nice too! Though we're far from being "numbers obsessed" :D)! We try to do hides that provide the same for others (in terms of "hidden gem" outdoor areas)!

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My number one favorite thing is being in on a secret, and going to find something that many people may pass by all day long without realizing it, and I'm on a mission to retrieve it.

Isnt it amazing? This is one of the reasons that I also enjoy urban caches. They may be in an area where there is no new area to explore but the thrill of searching without "getting caught" is exhilirating. Depending on the time of the day, these caches can be either the easiest find or the most difficult! :D

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For me getting the cache while fun is secondary. (try to tell me that while I am hunting for it and see what I say) the primary joy for me is getting there, not just the hike but the whole process of getting to the cache. from planning the trip (I live in Northern Ontario and all caches are a trip) so the planning of the route, to the ride there. (I ride a motorcycle when i cache as often as I can) the pleasure of a new road is as good as it gets.

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The whole experience! I love adventure type of games on the computer where you don't know what lies ahead and finding things the same as caching.

 

I also need the excerise helps keep my weight down and helps with my diabetes it also makes my doctor and wife happy. I am going to try to start caching while riding my bike at 60 I don't know if I can or not.

 

It also takes me to neat places I probably would never go.

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I'm continually surprised by the number and quality of parks around me I knew nothing about until I started caching.

 

Same here. I had no idea that there were places here where I could feel alone in the country only twenty minutes from the city. A big thank-you to those who place caches in such interesting locations.

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for me - it has made for some very memorable times so far - especially with friends and family. That is why I write descriptively when i log - so I can go back later and remember my adventures (and I figure the cache owner likes to hear the stories - though I could be wrong I guess).

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Days like this are why I love geocaching. :) From my newest cache hide:

 

July 11 by Sioneva (410 found)

Sean must have arrived just after I left. :D I went out after work at 5:00 to put the logbook in place, ended up hanging out on the (Missouri River) shore drinking a beer and chatting with a nice couple from Papillon (Carleen and Jim) who were doing catch and release near the cache site. They saw the FTF come and go, were full of questions, and the beer was great. Ended up leaving about 7:00.

 

You never know what will happen when you go geocaching. :huh:

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I am very new to this but I love the hunt, exploring areas I never knew of before and most of all the excitement on my kids' faces when we find the cache. That is priceless and it creates great memories for them.

 

I also enjoyed the fact that on our first cache we met fellow cachers at the point of interest which made me sense there is a bit of comaraderie in this sport. ;)

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What is your favorite thing about geocaching?

I have to say, for me, it is that it introduces me to wonderful outdoor areas that I never knew existed!

That is definitely one of mine! I love that feeling of exploring. I used to do it all the time as a kid. ;)

My lovely and very intellegent wife says that we enjoy geocaching because it let's us act like kids playing in the woods all over again! She's so right! :):laughing:

 

In fact two summers ago I even found one in the woods I played in as a child.

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