You have finally found your first Geocache, congratulations! Now what?
After finding your first Geocache the temptation is there to go find another, like right NOW, but there are a couple of things to consider before you do.
Firstly, the cache you have just found has been placed there by a fellow Geocacher, someone who has taken the time and effort (and quite possibly a little expense) to hide the Ammo Can, or stick the Nano where you found it. Shouldn’t we thank them?
The easiest way to show your appreciated is to post a great log entry when you log your cache online. You can be as descriptive and informative as you like. Explain the fun you had searching and how you felt when you found it. I like to mention the weather! Always keep in mind that future seekers may read the cache logs to get clues or hints so please be mindful of not giving too much away and its always important not to waffle! Other cachers will look at the logs on their smartphone or GPS whilst out in the field and you don’t want to have them cursing your name as they endlessly scroll down your log.
Secondly I think pictures are often overlooked. A cache with pictures tells its own story. Future finders will get an idea of the location before they leave their home, we can see how the weather changed the scenery and just how many of you there were hunting! However please don’t just take a picture of the cache in its location!
Once you have logged your find using these suggestions, you are on your way to becoming a Geocacher that understands that behind every cache they find, there is a cacher just like them that has gone out of their way to spread the enjoyment.
Please dont just TFTC!