Aberwak's Geocaching Page

The future site of Aberwak's Geocaching web page. 

This future page will discuss: 

  • What is geocaching?
  • Caches I've Hidden
  • Geocaching Tips
  • Definitions 


To learn more about geocaching, please visit:

After being introduced to geocaching by one of my friends, I got involved in the game/sport/hobby in December 2005.  I continue to be involved and don't foresee anything that could stop me just because of how much I enjoy it.

What is Geocaching?

 The easiest way to describe geocaching is to call it a modern day treasure hunt.  The "treasure" isn't gold or silver, however, they're usually tradeable items, such as toys, that people can exchange.  The "map" is really a geographic coordinate (latitude and longitude) that's input to a Global Position System (GPS) unit.

What kinds of things go in caches? 

A Logbook 

At the very minimum, all geocaches (commonly just called "caches") must have a log book.  This enables a visitor to document that they did, in fact, find the cache.  The log book, depending on how big it is, also allows for feedback- which might include comments about how difficult it was, something that happened while finding the cache, how nice of a day it was, etc.


Many people also  enjoy trading for items.  Often, this includes:

  • Toys

  • Novelty Items

  • Books (often book exchanges).

The general rule is that if you take something out of a cache, you should put something of equal or greater value back.  In my opinion, it's better to replace wh

at you take with another item, as opposed to money.