We get into this pastime for many reasons. Some
are in it for the shear thrill of the hunt and beating
everyone to a new cache to log an FTF (first to find)
while others are in it to motivate their kids to get
out of the house for some much needed fresh air. Whatever
your passion there are as many reasons to get into the
sport as there are rewards to be gained from it.
Caching the Bug
Once you've caught the caching bug, you'll realize
that you can't get rid of it. Soon you find yourself
in the middle of a concrete culvert in a snow storm
crouching down in ice cold water with a hammer-drill
trying to secure a hanger for you newest cache final.
That's when you realize just how deep into the sport
you've gotten! Now, that might be a bit extreme but
none of us can deny the times we've found ourselves
in places and positions that any non-cacher (henceforth
"muggle") would find absolutely ludicrous.
Geocaching has so much more to offer than the
just finding and logging caches, certainly a pleasurable
past-time and the core of the sport, but where geocaching
really shines is in its potential for discoveries. In
a single day you might find yourself reading an historical
landmark about the signing of a peace treaty with Native
Americans, discovering the spot where Houdini almost
drowned as a boy or walking on the site of the first
trading post and hostel on the Fox River. Or it can
be even simpler discoveries like finding a neat little
overlook a half mile from the house you grew up in,
yet never knew it existed. Geocaching is full of these
great and memorable experiences.
The potential for creative caching is limitless.
This web page came about as a means to push the creativity
of caching a little further than the bounds of the Geocaching.com
home page would allow. Here you will find audio caches,
animated puzzle caches, video clip caches and more.
This site is intended to stimulate the creative side
of cacher's imaginations and offer and outlet for those
wanting to step outside of the ammo box without having
to build a web site from scratch.
The Guest Caches page will host cache graphics and
audio video clips that cannot be hosted within the Geocaching.com
website. To get a listing on Guest Caches, you simply
need to fill out a caching intent form and submit it
for review so I can determine the extent of your caching
needs and bring it to life. Then, when you publish your
cache, you can include a link to the Guest Caches page
and the cache elements you have listed there. That's
it, easy peezy!
I hope that many of you will take advantage
of this web page and see the area caches I have placed
or use the linked resources that I am sure will grow
as this website does. And maybe some of you will get
a great idea for a cache and find this resource useful
for putting a new and creative cache in the field.