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    Thumbs up Geocaching and hammock trip

    Is anyone here into Geocaching and if so, has there ever been a geocache/hammock trip. I am in the southeast and think that this could make a fun trip. I am still waiting on my dreamhammock to be finished but hopefully soon I will have it.
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    One of the problems you run into with that is that most government owned natural areas don't allow placing of caches. Might be less restrictive in some county or city owned camping areas but most federal and state parks/forests are off limits for caching for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul-Stefi View Post
    Is anyone here into Geocaching and if so, has there ever been a geocache/hammock trip. I am in the southeast and think that this could make a fun trip. I am still waiting on my dreamhammock to be finished but hopefully soon I will have it.
    I've never heard of that but sounds kind of interesting.
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    Geocaching?!? Yeah baby! Every chance I get.

    There are some areas where you can both camp and cache, but I agree that a lot are restricted. It's been rumored that I've stealth camped in parks while caching.

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    I used to have a lot of fun doing it but haven't done any in a while. I have found them in state parks but also tend to find that those are the ones that go missing more often too. The park rangers must be aware of this or the volunteers that help clean up trash might just discard them as rubbish.
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    There are some caches in national forests around Mississippi. Some power trails, and also challenge series. I stayed overnight in Tombigbee NF before an event cache the next morning. We then proceeded to do an 18 cache series leading up to a final cache that was found by gathering the coordinates from the previous caches. They're usually well hidden and minimal impact. Our local cachers, (for the most part, there are always a few,) have a lot of respect for keeping things natural. Everyone knows that the best way to keep a cache location is to follow the guidelines of that location. I found this article, it seems fairly in line with my experience, but I haven't researched the author so take it with a grain of salt. http://forestry.about.com/od/mapping...d_geocache.htm

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    My son and I backpack and geocache a lot. We've geocached while on trails like the AT, Pinhoti, Benton MacKaye, Foothills and Bartram. Georgia State Parks are also very friendly to geocaching. This spring, my son and I spent a week backpacking FDR State Park. There are over 130 geocaches in the park (from Going Caching 2013 - www.goingcaching.com), so we spent a week backpacking and geocaching. I've attached a photo to show our finds on that trip.

    Backpacking is fun by itself, but throwing in geocaching has made my son want to get out in the woods even more.

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    Wow, that's like a whole little smiley-civilization you've got going on there -- NICE WORK!
    I agree that geocaching is a great incentive to get out there!

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    Yeah I'd like to do a trip like that some time.

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    I always grab a few caches on the way to a hang or at the hang itself. Working on my NC County and NC Delorme Challenge. Have not attempted no 5/5 caches yet, but several 5 terrains. Should find my millennium cache by years end.
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