This past Sunday I hosted my first event cache at the Ruthven Historic Site.   I gave a small presentation on geocaching and I set up a closest to the pin challenge.   It was fun watching everyone trying to be accurate.  In the end it was a= participant using an automotive GPS that was closest.  What does that tell you?

The folks at Ruthven set up a great location and a number of attendees enjoyed the tour of the mansion.   I was most happy that the rain held off and we had a great day!  I was also impressed that a few people read my GC profile and commented on it.

I would do three things differently if I host this kind of an event again:

  1. Use a whiteboard to post coordinates of temporary locations at the event.
  2. Drop the travel bug on my car into the event to let people know it is discoverable.
  3. Remind everyone to sign the log book.

You can read the attendee logs on the event page.

Thanks to Marilyn Havelka of Ruthven Historic Park for donating the space and to everyone who attended.


I have been writing the cachemania blog since 2008. I'm interested in the development of geocaching and the many ways that people play the game.

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