You will need to go the www.geocaching.com and set up an account over there. You can get a basic membership that is free but you might as well as pay the $30 a year for the premium membership. You have many other options available for you then, that you will soon be using. You do sounds as if you are hooked before you even have gotten started.
Remember that NO question is a stupid one around here so please just ask away.
It's great to meet you here on the AR Geocachers Assn Forum. I'm looking forward to meeting you on the trails.
If I can be of help, please let me know. I'd be honored!
YEAH!! Another Cross County cacher!!
Thanks all, I found my first one just the other day, with the wife and 3 kids also looking. It was a blast, and so far we've looked for four and found just the one, but they were all a lot of fun to look for. We will be out there looking again for the four we coould'nt find, and I hope to see others out there so we can compare notes or just shoot the breeze,lol. Talk to you all later
Welcome to the group, I am fairly new myself, have only been caching since last month. The people here have been great at answering questions and one thing my husband and I have learned as we find more and more, we get a better idea of what to look for. There have been a few that we have not found and we wait to see if someone else finds them and if they do we go back and look and usually find the second time out. Sometimes it is a case of the cache is just gone, which is a good reason to log your DNRs as well as your finds, so the cache owner can check
Originally Posted by Papillion
Originally Posted by farmnurse
That's a good point. Many new cachers don't like to log their DNF's, thinking it might make them look like they aren't very good at finding things ... it doesn't work that way.
I'm a 2-time war-vet, & almost everyone knows that we are full of storys. We wear around the medals we won with pride ... but we also don't hide the fact that we sometimes got our rear-end handed to us in a thoroughly humbling way.
Think of your DNF's as just that .... battle-scars. Log them with pride. Then when you DO find the cache finally, you'll proudly be able to tell all your caching buddies how you had to camp out at the location for 6 days, searching 23 hours & resting only 1, but that 5/5 cache finally DID fall victim to your determined search.
P.S. And like she said, it really helps the owners out when you log them too.
Welcome to the great sport of geocaching papillion. Another thing about the DNF's after the second trip or so you can always contact the cache owner or somebody else that has found it for an additional hint. They are always there to help. I'd rather give some more hints and have you find the cache then wonder if its still there and have to take a trip out to check on it, especially if it entails a fairly long trip. Another thing I like to tell all new cachers is to be sure and mark the location of your vehicle when you're going after a cache especially in a wooded area. You would not believe how fast you can get turned around as you walk around in circles following that GPSR. Sayitagain