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On 8/30/2019 at 1:26 PM, kmm123 said:

So...not technically a lurker as I've been caching for a little bit now, but this is my first time in the forums, even just looking. My name is Kelly (logs as kmm123) and I'm definitely getting more into this recently. I generally don't like asking for handouts, but would love an opportunity to explore a premium membership before making the full on commitment, so if anyone could help with that, I'd be really grateful. Actually just met the owners of a cache I just found right after finding it, which was awesome, and means no more anonymity for me ?

 

Definitely looking forward to getting to know more of you and get more involved!

 

Thanks for the opportunity and all that ?

 

Information about Premium membership trials is in the Read First! Geocaching Frequently Asked Questions thread:

 

Currently, 7-day trials are available for users who have not previously had Premium Membership by contacting Geocaching HQ via the Help Center.

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On 8/30/2019 at 2:26 PM, kmm123 said:

So...not technically a lurker as I've been caching for a little bit now, but this is my first time in the forums, even just looking. My name is Kelly (logs as kmm123) and I'm definitely getting more into this recently. I generally don't like asking for handouts, but would love an opportunity to explore a premium membership before making the full on commitment, so if anyone could help with that, I'd be really grateful. Actually just met the owners of a cache I just found right after finding it, which was awesome, and means no more anonymity for me ?

 

Definitely looking forward to getting to know more of you and get more involved!

 

Thanks for the opportunity and all that ?

 

Premium membership trials are now available (for users who have not previously had Premium) by contacting Geocaching HQ via the Help Center.

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G'Day My Fellow Geocachers,

 

How are you doing on this fine day? I’m DARKSIDEDAN aka Daniel from Canberra, Australia. I love discovering Geocaches, Trackable items and collecting Pathtags. I hope that you all enjoy Geocaching as much as I do. For me geocaching is a way of life. When I am not Geocaching, I am thinking of Geocaching.

Here is a little information about me. I have been geocaching since 2015.

 

At the time of this post I have over 6850 finds plus 340 hides. I am the creator of the “Duck Dip” Lab Cache that won 2nd Place for the Australian Capital Territory in the State Vs State - Battle of the Lab Caches at the OzGeoMuster - The Gong Mega 2019 in Wollongong, Australia (GC7N7ZC).

 

Now let’s talk Pathtags. Currently I have over 8000 Pathtags in my collection plus about 500 Etagz. I currently have three of my own Pathtags (45762 / 46950 / 47696) with another one in the works.

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10 minutes ago, GeocachingGoku said:

... right area of minnesota that has a lot of local caches

 

Welcome Joel!

Have you tried to check the nearby caches on the homepage, or on the app? Give a try on the homepage if you haven't yet.

I can see more than 2000 in a 16 miles radius...

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Howdy--
been a decade since finding a few hundred caches, ready to start up again. Have handheld GPS, did lots of downloading to them, but now, SMARTPHONES exist!!
Would like the Premium Trial, but was a premium member before smartphones were a thing, literally a decade ago, would this disqualify me?
Thanks, Cheers, and Happy Caching.

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On 5/18/2020 at 4:36 PM, greggiam said:

 

 

OK thanks.

Lifetime Ban, lol.
Suddenly I've become one of those "IS IT WORTH IT???" guys. :antenna::lostsignal:

 

 

I am in the same boat. Is it worth it? Maybe. I really enjoyed it and still do. 

My issue is with all the stuff that went away for those that had bought apps, had memberships has all gone away. It would have been nice had they even offered a month, 3 months, 6 months, year free membership. Had that happened, I may still cache. 

The unfortunate thing is all the stuff we had just got taken away. 

I miss it a lot and have just been snooping around again. 

 

Anyway, enjoy everyone! I get my opinion is not that of most, but it is my opinion and how I feel currently.

 

Stay safe, be respectful of others caches, and always respect the earth! 

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I'm not really a lurker.  I guess I knew there was a forum but I never thought to check it out.  1692 finds since 2011.  31 States and four countries.  So I am getting the hang of GC'ing.  I usually use C:Geo on my phone.  I just got a new phone after the old one completely died.  I had to go to the play store to download apps into the new phone.  I cannot find a place on C;Geo to sign in.  Any hints?  Thanks.

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7 hours ago, Spudyr said:

I am VERY new to this forum... and already I’ve seen some arguments and had some people almost argue with me... maybe I should go to the Canada section... I LIVE in Canada anyway...

Use the Canada forum if you need to discuss anything specifically Canadian. Come here for universal discussion.

But don't feel sorry.:D

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Membership type: Premium

Joined 04.Jan.2015Last Visited 06.May.2021
  • 2.svg8,355 finds
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  • location.svgUser's home Location: Canberra, Australia

Why Do I Geocache, It a simple question with a complexed answer? Geocaching is a Real-Life Treasure Hunt that gets you Outdoors and makes every walk more interesting by taking you to places you never knew existed. The Geocaching Community is Awesome with so many great people that support each other and have some amazing stories to share. Geocaching Is A Mental and Physical Challenge on another level from solving complex puzzles to climbing the highest trees. 

I want to geocache anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Currently I am based in Canberra, Australia.

 

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I geocache to get to enjoy my current outdoor hobbies with an extra twist. I already hike, white water raft, kayak, cave, rock climb, mountain bike, tree climb, road bike, XC ski, swim, and when I can I SCUBA. Geocaching gives me an extra excuse to get outside and do all of them. One of my first geocaches was while white water rafting the confluence of main and south fork of the Salmon river in the 'Frank Church Wilderness of no Return' and I was still kind of a muggle. That one really changed my perspective. 

 

I'll confess, i'm not just adrenaline. I geek out hard on stats. I'm crushing this 800+ day streak right now and am working on making the top 10 longest streaks in Idaho list. I may have been born in England, but Pocatello Idaho is my stomping ground. We have a geocache at our house and it is cool meeting people from around the country in my yard. We are redesigning our home geocache into a british phone box mini free library with some outlandish bonus features. Stay tuned.


It is cool to think that we are sort of part of a secret society but non nefarious. Walking to school every day I blazed right past 5 or so geocaches and had no idea - that blows my mind. It is also cool getting to know people and the mad adventures they get up to. I've been trying to build a teamwork geocache with Canberra Australia, speaking with great people like DarksideDan and some other locals in the area. Oh, Hey Dan! Eventually I want to set up a teamwork cache with each of the 6 main continents. 3 down, 3 to go.

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