Welcome to the game and to our website! There are a lot of great caches in the Ft. Smith area. And there are great cachers in that area who will be more than willing to help you along as you get started. Look for events in your area or not too far away (like the May 1 event in Russellville or the ArkGeo events at Petit Jean SP on June 5 and 6) to give you an opportunity to meet fellow geocachers and discuss the fine points of the game.
"Wildness is a necessity." -- John Muir
"When you go to hide a geocache, think of the reason you are bringing people to that spot. If the only reason is for the geocache, then find a better spot." – briansnat