How to Geocache!
- You already have step one down! Scanning the QR codes on the back of the cards will lead you to a webpage like this one!
- At the bottom of every page will be two buttons, one for Google maps, and one on-site hints. The link to Google maps is programmed with the exact latitude and longitude of the next cache, but if you are struggling to find it when you get to those coordinates, the on-site pictures should help you find it!
- When you have found the cache, please open it, sign the orange log book (this is a geocaching tradition!), and take the next card to put on your carabiner! If you or someone in your family is making the "holy week eggs," feel free to grab one of those items from the cache as well! (There are also Easter service invitation cards in case someone finds the cache on accident!)
- Scan the code on the back of the card you just found to read the scripture and devotional for that cache, and respond as you feel called.
- When you are finished, make sure to replace the cache right back where you found it, and seal all four sides to keep it weather-proof.
- The location of the next cache will be at the bottom of the webpage you just read from! Happy hunting!
- If you go to a location, look at the hints, and still can't find the cache please email Noah at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know!
- If a cache is flooded, damaged, or running low on cards/trinkets, an email would also be appreciated!
- The caches will be hidden for two weeks to allow those who might be traveling for Spring Break to engage the following week!
tips and tricks
- Its very helpful to have the "satellite" layer enabled on your map to nail down the exact location of the cache! It should be toward the top right of your screen, and looks like two diamonds stacked on top of one another!
- There are public parking lots near every cache, but it is still a good idea to look around where the cache is hidden to make a "game plan" before you head out!
- Geocaching is best experienced at an unhurried pace - especially this experience. Take time to look around you as you search, as most locations have been chosen for a specific reason! For example, to find the Fig Monday cache you will walk past a barren apple orchard that might remind you of the tree that Jesus cursed! Take your time, and try to be as present as possible with the people you are with!
- None of these caches will require you to go more than 5-10 feet off an established path or trail. They will not be buried or heavily obscured. They will only be hidden well enough that people who are not expressly looking for them won't find them on accident!
- You can always re-scan this card to see these tips and instructions again!