Owning a geocache is one of the most rewarding parts of the game. Cache owners have to find the perfect location, craft the best camouflage, narrate thoughtful stories on the cache page, and so much more. But, sometimes, even the best cache owners struggle, or some may even have well-kept secrets about what their cache ownership looks like. Here are a few informative and funny moments cache owners are guilty of doing and confessed to us:
I’ve waited years for a geocache to be archived so I can hide a cache of my own in that location.
I purposefully hid a Mystery Cache so fewer people would find it.
I own a cache in a busy location, and the logbook fills up quickly! I know how much work it is to maintain the cache, so I keep spare logs in my bag and replace the log every time I drive past the area.
I’ve found a cache so cool that I had to copy it and hide one of my own just like it.
I’ve spent more money than I would like to admit on my cache hides.
I’ve moved a cache from one tree limb to another and updated the cache page so it would throw people off who get help from their friends.
When you become a cache owner, it’s important to remember the guidelines and maintenance requirements, but it’s okay to have fun while you do it. Each cache owner brings their own flair to the game and helps keep the game fresh and interesting. These creative hides are a huge reason we keep going back out for more caches; geocaching wouldn’t be the same without them.