Every geocache has the option of including hints.  Some caches are so easy that a hint is kind of pointless.  That is until the cache goes missing.  Maybe it is muggled or maybe it is covered in snow.  In either case spending 30-60 minutes looking for a cache that isn’t there is frustrating.

I am probably guilty of not providing great hints with my caches.  Going forward I’ll be sure to post better hints.  What is a better hint?

  • is the cache high or low
  • is it inside something
  • is it far from the trail

Those are the kinds of hints that don’t give away the location but do help the searcher track down the cache.  Standing outside in -15C looking for a cache that is unavailable either from snow or because it is missing is not a lot of fun.


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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