Geocache Placement Experiment

TweetI became aware in early November that Garmin was going to launch opencaching.com.  AS I was researching that site I explored a few other geocache listing sites.  I decided to try listing a cache on the other sites and see what would happen.  Would those caches get found? The short answer is they have all […]

Major Travel Bug Launch

TweetIn case you were wondering if all I did was write about caching here’s evidence that I’m getting ready to place a cache, two actually. I’m working on two caches and the launch of 100 travel bugs.  There will be 8 missions for these travel bugs.  Maybe I should make it 10 so there are […]

25% Growth in Cache Listings

TweetHave you noticed a lot of power trails lately?  Or maybe you are finding caches everywhere including the ever so delightful guardrail cache?  You are not imagining an increase in geocaches, there has indeed been tremendous growth in cache placement in the last year. According to Groundspeaks history of geocaching.com it took the site from […]

Garmin Already Using Groundspeak Data

TweetThis morning I wrote a post about how to avoid geocache placement density issues.  In a follow-up exchange with a member of the Ontario Geocaching Association I was challenged on whether or not an API to check distances would actually work.  That’s when I remembered that perhaps one already exists. If you have a my.garmin.com […]

How to Avoid Geocache Saturation

TweetI have recently been investigating some of the other alternative geocache listing sites such as opencaching.us and terracaching.com.  I even went so far as to list caches on those two sites plus geocaching.com in an attempt to gauge the popularity of those sites.  When placing these caches I wanted them to be fairly close together […]