Basic geocaching tips

This week we were reviewing on some caches with a partner using maps, also call Geocaching. Do you like to see the caches that exist in an area without having to search each of them, and then watch them on another map viewer?

So that you will not pass the thing we tell in this post: where it is, and how you can use this feature.

1. Open a cache that is in the search area.
2. A map with caches that are in the area will open.
3. Clicking on each of them once we have the basic details. Pressing twice the detail page of each opens.
4. Decide what you want to search that day.

Day Plan route

We remind you that you can store the map on your device and then use them offline.

May you enjoy your search! We want to explain how to prepare and carry out the search for a cache if you can be helpful to those who are starting.

Useful information

* exact coordinates of the cache, or around from where to start the search.

* Size. Size matters. Its not the same that we will find something small like a plug.
* Degree of difficulty, both to find the cache, and the land on which it is. Five is the most difficult and the easiest one.
* Tracks. For that, they are clues that have left us the creative person cache
* Logs. Almost required reading, as other geocachers we can provide information on how easy or difficult it has been to them; and also can accidentally give us additional clues to the official.
* Photos. You can include the cache, the container (spoiler), or tracks, usually supplied by the creator of the cache. Reviewing photos from other geocachers to immortalize their success to finding the cache we can find more information, so be careful with those pictures.


Information on Google Maps

Introduce the coordinates of the cache in the search window and selection satellite view. In this way, we can get an idea of what we will find before arriving: type of terrain and hiding places where the cache is.

If the cache is urban, you may view “street view” have also available, which will have a much better zoom level, and almost, almost see the cache or at least its spoiler.

Using c: geo

In the application c: geo compass mode when moving to have our coordinates at the bottom and cache on top. We also have the direction and distance to the cache are located.

What do we do with all this information ? Then follow the arrow until we are between 5 and 10 meters away, then look around you for possible hiding places, pay attention to the distance and direction that you indicate the application; and of course do not forget to monitor potential muggles.

What if the coordinates are constantly changing?

Step 1.

• Stand still in the cache closest to the area, between 5 and 10 meters, where you are not under a tree, building, … this will give you a better measure of GPS. Without leaving the site, mentally follows the course and distance to the cache that tells the application, and try to imagine where he might be hiding.
• Repeat the previous step from a different order to trace the intersection area.
• Approach the point identified, and … luck finding your target.

Step 2.

If the above fails, looks back at the Google Maps map to remember where the cache was, and where are you to reorient.

Besides the above, we recommend large doses of patience, that never fails.

In our case, we had to go several times to look for a cache that resists us especially for one reason or another; and when we found it and put another smiley face on the map we thought, Gotcha !, GPEC, to the other.

And you, how do you prepare your searches ?. Let us in the comments your experiences.

Ideas for planning a multi-cache

Caches section we will present those who have drawn attention for some of its features: Originality, construction, camouflage, tracks, etc.

We hope they can serve you as a basis for future good practice caches. We assure you that we will enjoy the search.

Within each they have included a code that will serve as a clue to another cache, still pending publication.

We believe it is an interesting for creating multi caches type approach, as the selected tracks will not be affected by changes in the reference elements as the number of stairs, colors, or other.

Thanks to The Dutchies for their caches, look forward to the end of this story.

If you like airplanes and geocaching in luck, on this route you’ll have plenty of both.

The route we propose a cattle route runs parallel to the limits Barajas Airport and the Jarama River. The route is mostly flat, and for each cache, very detailed information is offered for your search. All this coupled with the probability of finding muggles is very low it makes this route is ideal for beginners, and to go with children.


Aspects to consider:

* The creators of the route do not recommend the route on hot days since there is too much shade; and there are no sources where drinking water.
* At the point indicated as input to the middle of the road there is an industrial estate, and some bars and restaurants, which can serve for a drink and regain strength.
* The total journey can be very large to address it at once, so it may be desirable to consider approach it in several stages.
* When the 18L / 18R South tracks work in the configuration we can see the landing of aircraft at very close range. To view the current configuration click on this interactive map offered by AENA.

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