Snow is Falling

As I write this snow is on the ground in the high country. More is on the way.

So what are these cachers to do? Well with the tougher outdoor activity we have a couple of options we can do to keep us active in the caching community.

Listen to Podcasts about Geocaching
Yes it is a good time to catch up on all of the podcast you have been putting off because you have been busy caching. We do lead some busy lives and find it hard to even watch television. Listening to our favorite Podcast is just as difficult. The cooler weather drives some inside. If so catch up on your favorites.

Work on Puzzles
Now is a good time to work on some of those puzzles you have been putting off. Some of the ones you worked on last year may make sense this year. We also like to see what type of  “challenge caches” have come around that we may be interested in or meet the qualifications. We have a couple we have been working on. We will keep you posted on which ones they are in a future post.

Travel to Warmer Places
This is the time of year the Hkrs tend to travel to the deserts of Arizona. This includes hikes in Sedona and the Verde Valley where the temps are generally 15 to 20 degrees warmer than Flagstaff.

We also plan trips to Yuma in February for the S.W.A.G event and a Spring trip to Central Arizona for the A.J.A.C.S event. This is our chance to see and meet old and new Geocaching friends. We are able to swap some stories (true or fiction) and just get in some laughs.

Prepare Caches
This is the time of year that we like to get caches ready as for our future placements. You can find some sweet deals on swag this time of year. You get bags of swag and sit with the family around the table and fill them up. You then have caches ready to go in case one of your caches becomes muggled or you find a just the right spot when out.

Suck it up and cache
We have been known to be knee-deep in snow for a FTF or just because we have cabin fever. You get pretty antsy and just need to get out. If the sun is shining and the wind is calm it generally isn’t so bad to go and hunt in the snow. You would be surprised what you can find walking through the white stuff.

These are just a few of the things we do in our off-season for Geocaching. We hope that this post helps to give you some ideas to beat the off-season blues.

Until next time,

Mark & Johnny
The Flag_Mtn_Hkrs


One response to this post.

  1. Great Ideas! I’ve visited Ohio twice – cached in the snow and in the summer…. I MUCH prefer the snow there. No bushwhacking though head high weeds and running into cobwebs. 😉

    Here in Tucson, the winter is perfect for caching!!


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