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Celebrating Human Stories

The Joy of Geocaching is a celebration of stories;the hundreds told to us by veteran cachers barely scratched the surface of the rich experiences that players have related in logs over the last decade. We decided to make stories the centerpiece of the book,so we were tickled this week to learn that Geocaching.com [...]

Puzzling Container Flaw

All winter long we  puzzling over a problem that has afflicted a series of small caches we placed last fall called the This Little Piggy series. We placed several of the caches in a camouflaged plastic spice bottles that we then suspended upside down from tree branches. We strung a wire through a small hole [...]

“Geocaching to Extremes”–In Full –On Online Geocacher

Ed Manley (TheAlabamaRambler) was a huge help to us when we are writing The Joy Of Geocaching. In addition to providing guidance and contacts,he contributed a compelling personal story that we chose to lead Chapter 1. So we were pleased to provide Ed with our favorite chapter as an exclusive excerpt for his great [...]

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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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 [...]

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 [...]

A Record-Setting Power-Cache

Power cachers are always pushing the limits of the game,and as we were in the final stages of writing this book,we received word of a new record claim by a team that included two people we quote extensively elsewhere:Steve O’Gara (ventura_kids) and Elin Carlson (EMC of Northridge,CA). They joined with f0t0m0m [...]

San Antonio’s a Hotbed (Literally!) of Geocaching

Paul’s daughter was visiting a friend in San Antonio this weekend,so Dana decided to come along and make a caching weekend of it.  We picked up 61 new caches and logged 14 DNFs in a little over two days,which wasn’t bad considering the sweltering summer heat.  We cached in the middle of the [...]

New Hampshire Adventure

While taking a short break in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,we decided to try our hand at some rough terrain geocaching.  In these rocky mountains,that means climbing over boulders and scrambling up short by the very steep hills,clinging on to any branch or tree root one can find for support.  We logged [...]

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