Types of caches

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Traditional Caches

A traditional cache is the most common type of geocache, described in what is geocaching. It is a container of some sort containing a logbook.

Virtual Caches

Virtual caches are created in locations where placing a traditional cache would be impossible. There is no container of any sort at a virtual cache site. Instead, a hunter finds the location that the coordinates take them, and then prove they were actually there by taking a picture of themselves and their GPS unit or by answering specific questions about the location. Virtual caches are difficult to get listed, since traditional caches are preferred.

Event Caches

An event cache is a set of coordinates along with a date and time to meet there. People can indicate on the website if they plan to attend, and log a "find" if they actually do. Event caches are great ways to meet people, trade travel bugs, and swap caching stories.

Locationless Caches

Locationless caches are sometimes referred to as "reverse" caches. In a locationless cache, the "hider" posts a description of a site without coordinates. "Finders" try to find locations that match the description, and they post coordinates to those locations.

Other Types

  • Earth caches
  • More. . .
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