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Joy of Geocaching –the Slides!

Here’s a new presentation Paul prepared for his first speaking engagement concerning the game of geocaching. It features lot of photos from our book as well as audio clips of some of the best geocaching stories we hear.

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Westmoreland Conservancy in PA event —5/22/10

The nice people of the Westmoreland Conservancy,a non-profit local land trust in Murrysville,PA,contacted us about an event they’re going to hold on May 22,2010. So we sent them a few books to raffle off. Here’s the event info,if you’re near western PA in mid-May:

The Westmoreland Conservancy,a non-profit local [...]

Power Trail to the Extreme

There’s an interesting discussion going on over at the Podcacher Forums about a new power trail in California that is closing in on 600 containers,each spaced 1/10 of a mile apart. The containers appear to be placed along a highway for easy finding.

The tone of the debate is that reviewers should never have [...]

First Copies Have Landed

…on our front porch,at least. And also at an Amazon near you. We appreciate your purchases and your reviews. We’ll also be sending free copies to the many people who gave us guidance when we were writing the book.


First Copies Have Arrived

Dana and I are in Austin,TX for South by Southwest. the timing was great because the first copies of The Joy of Geocaching arrived at the warehouse on Tuesday and our publisher expressed them to us here. On Thursday night we had dinner with Mrs. Captain Picard,TreyB and Moosiegirl who,along with The [...]

One Million One and Counting!

That’s how many books we hope to sell! But that’s ALSO how many active geocaches there are in the world,according to Geocaching.com’s home page today. So congratulations to an amazing milestone to all our geocaching friends out there. Geocaching (and Groundspeak,their parent company) also celebrates their 10th anniversary this year,so hitting both [...]

First Published Review for Joy of Geocaching

The following review will appears in Library Jounal later this month. The review isn’t online yet,but we got an advance copy from the publisher.

We’re psyched.

Here is an excellent introduction to this emerging sport. For the uninitiated,geocaching is a sort of treasure hunt wherein participants navigate their way to prehidden treasures [...]

Groundspeak Co-Founder:Android App Coming Soon

Groundspeak co-founder Bryan Roth contacted us recently to admonish us (gently) for using a Groundspeak trademark on our site without permission (Sorry,Bryan!). We’re never one to pass up an opportunity,so we asked him to answer a few questions. In the process,we discovered that Groundspeak has just started posting statistics about the number [...]

The Most Evil Puzzle Cache Ever?

Maureen McArdelle (gipsie),who’s featured in the Joy of Geocaching chapter on “Caching to the Limits,”placed a famous cache series in late 2008 that was created in cooperation with some of the craftiest puzzle cachers in the mid-Atlantic region. She called it Puzzle Masters Challenge (PMC). We looked at the original “PMC –The [...]

InfiniteMPG and Friends on PBS

WEDU,the PBS affiliate in Tampa/St. Petersburg,FL,  just ran a seven-minute feature on geocaching that featured Scott Veix (InfiniteMPG) and a group of fellow geo-enthusiasts. Scott contributed tons of stories and photos to The Joy of Geocaching.

“It’s not a perfect science,”Scott tells Jack Perkins,host of  “A Gulf Coast Journal. “Your GPS [...]

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