|−|'''Geocaches''' (also called just "caches") are the key playing pieces in the sport of [[ geocaching]]. |+|
|−|The object of geocaching is to find these caches, |+|
|−|which vary widely in shape, size, and appearance. |+|
|−|Some are are placed in obvious locations, while others are hidden in maddeningly obscure ways. |+|
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|−|In the most fundamental sense, | |
|−|a geocache will consist of a [[Cache Containers|container]] placed at a location of interest. | |
|−|The [[coordinates]] of the location are published online, | |
|−|enabling other [[geocacher]]s to navigate to the location their [[GPS receiver]]s. | |
|−|What makes a location interesting can vary wildly from cache to cache. At many geocache locations, the surrounding area has some attractive feature, be it a bit of local history or simply a gorgeous view. Sometimes, however, the sole draw to the geocache's hiding place is the fact that there ''is'' a geocache there. | |
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|−|==Inside a Geocache== |+|
[Image: TraditionalCache. jpg|thumb|right|A classic geocache: A regular size cache in a military-style 50mm ammunition box. ]] |+|
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|−|With only a few exceptions, a geocache contains some form of [[log book|log book or log sheet]]. |+|
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|−|Those who find the cache should note their visit on the log. |+|
|−|[[Cache Containers#Cache Sizes|Smaller caches]] may have log sheets with room for only the date and the geocacher's name, |+|
|−|but [[Cache Containers#Cache Sizes|larger caches]] usually have log books with room for additional comments. |+|
|−|Most caches also include a [[stash note]] explaining the game of geocaching, in case non-geocachers (or "[[muggles]]") stumble upon them. |+|
|−|Many geocaches also contain [[trade item]]s (or "swag"). |+|
|−|Those who find the cache are free to trade for these items. |+|
|−|If you take trade items from the cache, then you should leave something of equal or greater value in exchange. |+|
|−|Typical trade items include toys, memorabilia, coupons, and [[signature items]]. |+|
|−|Caches may also contain [[hitchhiker]]s. |+|
|−|Hitchhikers are items that travel from cache to cache. |+|
|−|The most common are [[travel bug]]s and [[geocoin]]s, which are marked with unique tracking numbers so their travels can be tracked on the [http://www. geocaching. com/ Geocaching.com website]. |+|
|−|While geocachers may keep trade items as their own, |+|
|−|hitchhikers should not be kept, and should be moved to another cache. |+|
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