Geocaching

Sara DeRouchey Leader: Sara DeRouchey
Contact: geocaching@aauwprescott.net

Did you love treasure hunts when you were small? Do you like solving puzzles? If so, you’ll love geocaching! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. We meet as one group (which can include spouses), and then divide up into small groups of three or four to hunt for geocaches.

looking in bush

As  It’s got to be around here somewhere…

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, and the time we meet varies by season – usually early in the morning during the warmer months, and later in the morning or sometimes in the afternoon when the weather is cold. Before or after the hunt we often gather at a nearby restaurant or coffee house to refresh and compare notes. 

Geocaching is a worldwide sport, and there are thousands of geocaches in Arizona – including more than geocaching_logo_lg32,000 within 10 miles of Prescott. We are guided to these “treasures” not with a map, but with a GPS. But don’t worry if you don’t have a GPS enabled phone or stand-alone GPS device. When we divide up into smaller groups, we make sure that at least one person in each group has a GPS device to lead the group. As mentioned above, after each hunt there is an opportunity to socialize at a nearby coffee house or restaurant to compare notes and learn from each other, and we may even engage a little bragging about our prowess at discovering the hidden caches!

Found it!

Found it!

If you are interested in joining, contact Sara DeRouchey who is the group facilitator. Besides the geocaching hunts, we also meet occasionally to learn more about operating our GPS’s/Smartphone Geocaching apps and to acquire more information about the various types of geocaches. This coming year we will also be  solving some puzzle caches together, learning more about using the Groundspeak phone app and geocachingtoolbox.com, and doing some multi-caches and letterbox hybrids too.  
Geocache Links: geocaching.com 2-minute video about geocaching 

Geocaching Group Schedule

Date / TimeMeeting PlaceSocial After GeocachingGeocachesHunt LeaderRSVP to:
Sept 13 / 7:45amPetsmart parking area by CostcoCulver's in PVCaches near the intersection of Stoneridge Dr. and Old Black Canyon Hwy. Click this link to see a list of geocaches we'll be doing
OBCT#1-6
Kermit
Not Part of the Multi
Satcho Remembered
Stoned at Stoneridge 15
Sara DeRoucheySara DeRouchey
Oct 11 / 7:45amNear Taco Bell in the Fry's shopping center on Willow Creek. We will carpool to Sedona Jim Thompson TrailLunch in Sedona, at The Hudson"Sweet" caches along the Jim Thompson Trail in Sedona. Click here for the list of geocaches Remember when you get the list up, if you scroll to the bottom you can create a pocket query from the list.
Or copy from the list below:
Sweet Sedona Memories GC6976J
Sweet Beginnings GC3ARQM
Sweet & Sassy GC50KPW
Sweet Wash GC6976W
The Sweet Life GC1KRHC
The Sweet Life II GC6Y4E4
Sweet and Lower GC2MDM4
Sweet Spot GC6X3KB
Sara DeRoucheySara DeRouchey
Nov 8 / 9:00amPrescott Sprouts shopping center
at the intersection of Sheldon and Montezuma. Meet across from Chipotle and Starbucks
TBAGC79K1m AGIC Pub Crawl. This is a multicache downtown
GC786JV In Honor of Fallen Heros. This is a virtual cache.
Sara DeRoucheySara DeRouchey
no meeting in December
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