We do enough geocaching in our family that I sometimes forget that not everyone knows what it is. There is a popular T-shirt that explains geocaching thusly:
“I am a geocacher. I use multi-million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods.”
The most straightforward way to find out more is probably to just log onto the geocaching.com site.
For newbies and cachers with kids, blogger Muddy Mum has a great guide to geocaching on her blog, “Mud and Nettles,” that defines caching terms such as FTF, DNF, muggles, and TFTC.
When I was a Girl Scout Leader, our troop hid a geocache, which is still going strong 5+ years later. I especially enjoy collecting geocoins and pathtags that are sometimes found as trackables in geocaches. My header is a portion of the 1000 finds geocoin.
A couple of years ago I won a geocaching doll in an online contest sponsored by Red Adept Publishing. She is hand-made by “Sock the Puppet’s Knitted Palace.” She was customized to be a girl and have my coloring and blonde hair. She also has a better GPS than I do.
I named her Hallie, after the title character in my geocaching novel, Hallie’s Cache.