So it’s getting to that time of year when geocaching comes to an end for us who live in the northern hemisphere…or does it. Yes winter is almost upon us but that doesn’t mean we have to pack the GPS away for the season, Winter geocaching can be a great way to get out and enjoy winter and enjoy geocaching all year long. Snow can add some fun and unique challenges to geocaching. It’s a good idea before you plan your winter geocaching outing that you are dressed and packed appropriately. Obviously you will want to dress warm and wear a good pair of warm and water proof boots. It also is a good idea to pack a warm drink; some hot chocolate can always warm every one up. When picking your geocaches check to make sure they are winter accessible, You can filter them from within the main geocaching website. Some caches just can’t be found as they could be buried under several feet of snow.
Now the unfortunate part of winder geocaching is there always spoilers, kind of like in the summer you find geotrails where grass has been matted down in the area leading to and at the geocache location, it is even more obvious in snow.
If your going to hide geocaches that you want to be findable all year round make sure you put them in an appropriate location, somewhere of the ground is the best. Good camo will also help as you won’t have the foliage you have in the summer to help hide it. Don’t forget to make under your listing in the attributes that is available in winter.
So get out there and enjoy our wonderful winters, there is still allot of wonderful wildlife to be observed and have some good old winter fun. Just be prepared you will never know when a good old fashion snowball fight will break out!