When I first started geocaching, I was a little overwhelmed by all of the rules and things that go along with it. The community is, thankfully, pretty helpful and there are a lot of resources online but I find that one of the things that is rarely talked about is the etiquette for when you’re caching.
Today I have a list of my top ten tips for geocaching etiquette that I think every good geocacher should follow:
- Leave no traces behind – be good to the environment so others can enjoy it too!
- Write a detailed log when you get home including your experiences and journey – but no spoilers.
- Put the geocache back exactly where you found it
- Move trackables along and log them promptly so the owner knows it’s been moved
- Take photos, but not of the hiding spot
- Bring your own pen to sign the log
- Follow public laws and regulations including “No Trespassing” signs
- Don’t lead muggles to the cache
- Don’t sign the log over someone else’s name
- Notify the owner if there are problems with the cache
Do you have any other geocaching etiquette tips to add? Share in the comments below!