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Old 11-23-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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4x4 Geocaching...

Anyone else on Wrangler Forum into this...



A recent WF thread on Geocaching got me back into the game of trying to find secret hiding places (caches) using GPS coordinates and maybe a hint or two.

Found over fifty caches across three states in just the last two and a half weeks.. LOL - Very Addictive!

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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I haven't cached in years, but we have been contemplating setting one up on the trail we ride alot.

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Old 11-25-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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I'm in. Found one tonight. Dropped a travel bug. Not too long ago I found a golfball that started it's journey in Scotland. It is great boredom protection and only costs gas money.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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My best friend that i always cache with is deployed right now i havent done sense he left 4 months ago. One of my favorite activities though.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:29 AM   #5
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seems like something for dorks......I'll have to look into it
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:33 AM   #6
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Geocaching.com. Or something.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:38 AM   #7
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anybody ever got an envelope with white powder, pics of naked chicks or anything cool like that?
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:38 AM   #8
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Actually, go to the website, type in your zipcode. You will be amazed at what people have hidden right under your nose. They are all around.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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Thanks. I met a Jeeper a while back who's hardcore into it. It seems like fun.
Good reason to finally get a GPS.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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Here's a really cool free app for the iPhone but may be available for the droid too. I went ahead and bought the full version and feel it's worth it.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geoca...329541503?mt=8

Our state parks are actually promoting and placing geocaches
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Thanks. I met a Jeeper a while back who's hardcore into it. It seems like fun.
Good reason to finally get a GPS.
If you want to geocache, don't get a vehicle GPS, make sure to get a hiking one. They also make some models that ate geared towards geocaching.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:39 AM   #12
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If you want to geocache, don't get a vehicle GPS, make sure to get a hiking one.
I kind of agree with moscoeb.. I am currently using a vehicle unit (Garmin nuvi 250W - set to walking mode)... But the problem with this unit is that it can be extremely slow to load satellites when it's under the cover of trees, and it also tends to jump around a lot when you are nearing the ground zero point of the cache. One moment it might show that you are standing right at the cache and then it will suddenly jump to show that you are still 50 feet away.

I am planning on getting the new Garmin 62s unit. This GPS unit is designed specifically for hiking, plus it also has exceptional satellite reception (even indoors!).
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iphone app

The iphone app is very good. They recently updated it. It's all the GPS you need. It will walk you right up to the GZ within feet. Easy to use, maps out everything.
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The iphone app is very good. They recently updated it. It's all the GPS you need. It will walk you right up to the GZ within feet. Easy to use, maps out everything.
Unless of course you cache out of cell phone range! Just a thought.
I upload caches to my gps if I plan on going, but if it's a spur of the moment thing, I'll use my phone.
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seems like something for dorks......I'll have to look into it
It is....and it is a ridiculous amount of fun!
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:36 PM   #16
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Unless of course you cache out of cell phone range! Just a thought.
I upload caches to my gps if I plan on going, but if it's a spur of the moment thing, I'll use my phone.
Yes you are right. Watching the video in the 1st post I was thinking there is no way my phone would get reception there.
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Yes you are right. Watching the video in the 1st post I was thinking there is no way my phone would get reception there.
I've had the etrex and the colorado and they both work excellent. The etrex is a great entry level handheld that will be great for caching, the colorado has more bells and whistles and does good also.
I'm sure there are even newer and better units out now, just have to look around and see what fits your needs and budget best.
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We use the Etrex and the droid. My kids love caching. I drive there and they look. It is great fun for us

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