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Is benchmark hunting on geocaching going away? I noticed they seem to be quite hidden on the geocaching.com home page and don’t appear when searching for geocaches or on the app. Are they trying to not promote them? Thanks.

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30 minutes ago, ComputerSnack said:

Is benchmark hunting on geocaching going away?

I noticed they seem to be quite hidden on the geocaching.com home page and don’t appear when searching for geocaches or on the app.

Are they trying to not promote them? Thanks.

 

Benchmarks are listed on every cache page.  They're on the left under "Find...".

 

The benchmark database is a year 2000 copy of the NGS database.

IIRC, at the time,  there were so few geocaches (geocachers too   ;-), that benchmarks were added simply to give folks something to look for with their brand-new GPSrs.    :)

Later, when caches started appearing in quantity, benchmark hunting was really no longer needed, but the database was kept as a "thanks for the temporary help" kinda thing.

I only have twelve benchmarks logged, yet have found over one hundred.  That's how few are here.

Some folks now go to Waymarking, and log benchmarks found there.

 

 

 

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