Open Caching Too

This is open caching too. If you have just landed on this page, it’s page 2 of information about Open Caching. Page one of Open Caching is right here.

On the previous page we had clicked on the cache Forrest Gump, and examined the information that popped up in the information box about that geocache.

Click on the Forrest Gump Info Box

Further information about this cache is available by clicking on the information box. This is the image you will see.

You can log your find, or download the .gpx file right from this window,  and you don't have to sign up for a membership (free) if you wish not to.

You can log your find, or download the .gpx file right from this window, and you don’t have to sign up for a membership (free) if you wish not to.

Open Caching offers the newbie to geocaching a way to start enjoying the geocaching life without joining up any organization. You will need a GPS device, of course.

Open Caching supports the use of smart phones to geocache as well, so if you have one, no need to purchase another GPS device, you can use your phone.

How Open Caching Compares To Geocaching.com?

When we clicked on the “log this cache” button in the Forrest Gump cache window, another window opened, allowing us to log the cache. The information displayed was an eye opener about the use of Open Caching.

This cache log was hidden by the cache owner on June 28, 2012 according to theĀ  information in the window displayed. The problem with that is that the information also shows that this cache was last found in October 2010, two years before the cache was evidently placed?

We think some oversite is needed here on the part of Open Caching, but then, since it is Open Caching, is there no one to ensure that the process is being undertaken honestly?

Then we went to geocaching.com and opened a map of the geocaches to be found in Atlanta. We didn’t bother counting, but our estimate suggests that there are at least three times the caches available to be found in Atlanta using geocaching.com versus those available on opencaching.com.

We know from experience that there is oversite of the caches that can be found when using geocaching.com. This helps ensure that caches are maintained in good order, and that they cannot found before they are even placed, as is suggested by the log information on opencaching.com.

Regardless, use opencaching.com, use geocaching.com or use both. It’s up to you.

Far as we are concerned, as long as you are one of the more than six-million persons actively involved in geocaching worldwide at this time, it’s all good!

It took a while to figure out how to get this cache down!

It took a while to figure out how to get this cache down!

 

Do you have any experiences, good or bad, with using OpenCaching.com versus Geocaching.com? Please let folks know using the comment box below.

 

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