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Old 04-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #29
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Looks like that will make a great TB, hope it travels many miles for you.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #30
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We just started. Found 2 this weekend at a Texas State Park we were camped at. My iphone has a free "Intro Geocaching" application we use. It finds the 3 nearest Geocaches wherever we are. Includes maps, compass, distance, hints. Give us something different to do while camping or out walking the dog.
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We just started. Found 2 this weekend at a Texas State Park we were camped at. My iphone has a free "Intro Geocaching" application we use. It finds the 3 nearest Geocaches wherever we are. Includes maps, compass, distance, hints. Give us something different to do while camping or out walking the dog.
Smart phones have really increased the number of folks who cache since they don't have to purchase a separate GPS unit. They do work fairly well but do have a few draw backs, the biggest one being they don't work when there is no cell phone service and there are many caches hidden where there is no service. It is nice to be able to ask for caches in the area and not pre-load a GPS unit but they are not as accurate as a good GPS unit. So many cachers are hiding caches with smart phones now that you never know how accurate the coordinates are going to be anyway. They have added a lot of leeway or expanded search area to the finds. Hope you have a great time finding many caches.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:04 AM   #32
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Just got into it this past weekend. Had seen something about it on here, we were camping at Codorus State Park and I already had the free app and pulled it up and bam there's one a 1/4 mile away! We got hooked right away! We had a great first find. -YoungAdventurers(2) if your in the area. Look us up on geocaching.com, TeamDoggett. We found 9/18, which is think was decent for our first weekend caching. Can't wait to get back out and find more, but 6 days off, means back to work now. :(


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The iphones are great, if you plan to geocache at a particular location take the time to search the area while you are at home or somewhere you have WIFI access and save the caches to your phone. Then you can use it without cell phone coverage as all thats required is the GPS chip in the phone. I used this same process when travelling to Greece as I didn't want to be roaming.

Any questions please feel free to message me, glad to help.

Geocaching is an excellant hobbie and the kids really like it. Look into the travelbugs, these are a great feature of geocaching and the kids will really enjoy following their travelbugs throughtout their travels..
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The iphones are great, if you plan to geocache at a particular location take the time to search the area while you are at home or somewhere you have WIFI access and save the caches to your phone. Then you can use it without cell phone coverage as all thats required is the GPS chip in the phone. I used this same process when travelling to Greece as I didn't want to be roaming.

Any questions please feel free to message me, glad to help.

Geocaching is an excellant hobbie and the kids really like it. Look into the travelbugs, these are a great feature of geocaching and the kids will really enjoy following their travelbugs throughtout their travels..
Thanks for the tips, iPhones are our preferred method for now at least. I have the 4s and the wife has the 3GS. Between us we usually get right on top of it. I prefer to put the phone away and use my head more while she runs around in circles following the GPS lol But we do ok so far. I've played around on the site a bit and learning my way around it. Is the $10 app worth the price? Or should I just stick with the freebie and web?
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We just went for our first time, afew weekends ago with some college friends that are into it. We went to the state park 35 mi away and made a quick afternoon trip out of it. The kids had fun taking turns getting a trinket from the caches. We left pens advertising for my business. Over all we had fun and decided we need to take our 5th wheel and make a longer trip out of it next time. Our friends have cached around the area, so we thought it'd be fun to find a location new to them. I could see it being something our family might enjoy. If not on our own, we had a great time as a group, and look forward to going again.

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I would recommend buying the app, it gives you better features and I'm sure once you try it you'll be pleased you bought the app..

Have fun and happy caching!!
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We just went for our first time, afew weekends ago with some college friends that are into it. We went to the state park 35 mi away and made a quick afternoon trip out of it. The kids had fun taking turns getting a trinket from the caches. We left pens advertising for my business. Over all we had fun and decided we need to take our 5th wheel and make a longer trip out of it next time. Our friends have cached around the area, so we thought it'd be fun to find a location new to them. I could see it being something our family might enjoy. If not on our own, we had a great time as a group, and look forward to going again.

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I would recommend buying the app, it gives you better features and I'm sure once you try it you'll be pleased you bought the app..

Have fun and happy caching!!

Awesome thank you! I wasn't sure about spending $10 on an app.. And wanted someone's opinion before doing it. Thanks again!
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We've been using c:geo which is free for the last few years and have been happy with it.
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What is a good free apt that will work with an iphone i want to experiment with geo caching and see if i like it before buying an app


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Search groundspeak in the App Store and dl the free app. It shows 3 random caches close to you. I have a few friends who have the $10 app and say its worth it. I'll comment later letting you know my opinion.. I got it and going to test it today.
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The $10 app is great! I had no problems with it today, GPS seems to be fairly accurate, it was cloudy so I'm sure that didnt help. Well worth the money if caching is something your gonna do a lot.
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c:geo is free and we have been using since we started geocaching about 2 or 3 yrs ago. We have had no problems with it and it automatically signs me into geocaching.com which is the main geocaching site. There are a few other sites to find where geocaches are but that is the one with well over a million hidden around the world, including one on the space station, lol, which someone actually got the find for.
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