What is GoGeocaching.com about?
Geocaching is a global treasure hunt game using
a GPS to seek out places and things other
geocachers want you to find. Geocaching can be
any number of things to each individual; to some
it's going on long hikes in forest preserves, for
others it's all about the hunt and finding well hidden
micro cache, maybe to you it's traveling around the
country or even the world to new unusual places
you'd never find on your own. Geocaching can be
done as a solo adventure or with your family and
friends. You can combine; photography, hiking,
biking, canoing, exploring, and even solving
puzzles and riddles.
Above - The view from a
cache in Wisconsin; the
most important part of
geocaching is having
Cheeseburgers in Paradise - Food Drive
|Web design by Mike Swaney (c) 2009-14
In 2013 we collected 274 pounds of
non-parishable food items and $850
including corporate matching donations with
100% of the donations going to the NIFB.
GoGeocaching.com Sponsored Events:
Cheeseburgers in Paradise is an annual
event giving you the opportunity to meet up
with fellow geocachers, share stories, eat
good food and help your neighbors in need.
Cache Babies by emkaystar
Cache Babies is a series of articles highlighting the many aspects of
Geo-Caching for those folks who have just become part of the game.
In my opinion being a Cache Baby (NEW CACHER) requires a lot of
information about the different aspects of Geo-Caching. And there is a
lot of it out there. It's hard to decipher the good information from the bad.
So in this series I will do my best to inform and educate all Cache Babies,
young, old and anyone who needs a little help. Through the help and
advice provided to me from friendly cachers.
I expect that at some point you will Google things like “cache containers”
or “geo-caching” but before you head out, I do recommend that you first
look at the caches listed on your choice of websites, look for the easy
ones (GeoCaching.com is a great place to start, they highlight their
beginner caches in green). Then look at pictures to see what a cache
container could, or will look like. By familiarizing yourself with the
containers you make what you are looking for much easier to find. AND
by all means play around with your GPS or smart phone and the apps
of your choice BEFORE going into the field for the hunt. It is my
experience that not knowing how to work your gear can lead to
frustration and confusion and you will spend too much time trying to
figure out how to work all the buttons and not playing the game. With
that said Good luck to all, remember to have fun and always watch out
for MUGGLES! mk
--emkaystar took up the hobby in May
2013. She brings a unique
enthusiasm to the game and has
quickly become a regular participant
in the GoGeocaching group on
Facebook. You can read more by
emkaystar by visiting her blog.
Scouts and Geocaching
The Scouts have become very active
geocachers with regional and local
organized activities. They even have a
Geocaching merit badge which encourages
In 2014 the event was delayed until
December when we raised over 300# of
non-parishable food items, $215 from
GoGeocaching.com members plus
Fuddruckers donated more than $150
based on donations equivalent to 20%
of our food purchases.