GCPC EPISODE 528 – Fun Facts, The History of Geocaching



In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:

We delve deep into the past by exploring geocaching fun facts. Many you may never have heard before…

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GCPC EPISODE 528 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 528 – Fun Facts, The History of Geocaching

Some of the topics we discussed tonight:
Geocaching was originally similar to the 160-year-old game letterboxing, which uses clues and references to landmarks embedded in stories.

Geocaching was conceived shortly after the removal of Selective Availability from the Global Positioning System on May 2, 2000, because the improved accuracy of the system allowed for a small container to be specifically placed and located.

The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon. The location was posted on the Usenet newsgroup sci.geo.satellite-nav as 45°17.460′N 122°24.800′W.

By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington). According to Dave Ulmer’s message, this cache was a black plastic bucket that was partially buried and contained software, videos, books, food, money, and a slingshot. A geocache and plaque called the Original Stash Tribute Plaque now sit at the site.

The activity was originally referred to as GPS stash hunt or gpsstashing. This was changed shortly after the original hide when it was suggested in the gpsstash eGroup that “stash” could have negative connotations and the term geocaching was adopted.

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Is there a way to map archived geocaches?

On the Geocaching.com site you can see caches mapped in a variety of settings: everything, your finds, your DNF’s with cache type filters.

But, how do you see what you have found in total including archived or disabled caches, and, more importantly, ALL previous caches in an area including archived or disabled ones?

I quite often read the description of a cache by a veteran who comments about one or more caches that used to be in a the same spot the current cache is replacing.

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