General Information and FAQs
Geocachers of the Bay Area
||Cache In Trash Out, a program to clean up our trails
||Did Not Find
||First to Find. There can be quite a bit of competition to be the
FTF on a newly placed cache.
||A highly collectable trade item. Many individuals and organizations
have minted special coins commemorating caching. These are valued
more than most trade items (and can be costly to produce). Geocoins
may also be travel bugs/hitchhikers and should not be kept or traded
for unless expressly permitted.
||Another game, similar to caching, but without the use of a GPS.
Letterboxes are listed on Letterboxing.org, and work much the same
way as geocaches. Follow hints and riddles to find the hiding place.
Typically involves using a personal rubberstamp to stamp log-book.
Letterboxes also contain a special stamp with which you stamp your
||Inexpensive trade items, generally used as a negative
||An inexperienced Geocacher (also “noobie” or “noob”)
||Should be archived
||Second to find a new cache
||Third to find a new cache
||Thanks For The Cache!
||Took Nothing, Left Nothing, Signed Log (and many variations…)
||The Powers That Be. The principles at Geocaching.com.