How many geocaches are in Texas?

In more than 90 Texas state parks, there are more than 1,000 hidden caches. If you find 80 of them, you can get a free night of camping at a state park.

What is a cache treasure?

Caches are the hidden treasure. After registering online, geocachers look for coordinates (the longitude and latitude) of caches. Caches have two or three parts: a waterproof container, a logbook to list the people who visit the cache, and sometimes a low-cost trinket or geocoin.

What is Tott geocache?

TOTT. “Tools of the Trade”. An acronym used for any of the tools that might be used to search for/retrieve/find/log a geocache. Trackable. A tag with a unique code that can be attached to an item.

What is the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge?

Welcome to the Texas State Parks Geocache Challenge! Adventure and discovery await you as you find specially placed hidden items that reveal exciting facts and stories about Texas State Parks. Inside each cache, you will find a logbook. Sign your name, date and message for others to read.

What does Muggle mean in Geocaching?

Description. The word muggle was adopted from the Harry Potter series of books, used to describe someone as non-magical. In geocaching, it is used to refer to someone who does not geocache.

How do I find a hidden geocache?

Go to to choose one of millions of geocaches hidden worldwide. Use your smartphone app or GPS to navigate to the cache. Keep an eye out so you can spy the cache’s camouflaged hiding place. Once you find the cache, sign the logbook, exchange one item and put everything back like you found it.

What does TFTH mean in geocaching?

Thanks For The Hide
This how you say “thank you” to the cache owner for creating and placing the geocache. TFTH. “Thanks For The Hide”.

What is terrain rating in geocaching?

The difficulty rating covers time and effort in finding the cache (and possibly in signing the log) once at the coordinates. The terrain rating covers the physical effort of arriving at the coordinates. For example: This rating system is subjective. Geocache ratings vary from one community to the next.

What are mystery caches?

Mystery Caches can be a bit of a, well, mystery! Known as Puzzle or Unknown caches as well, Mysteries are a “catch-all” geocache type that involves solving puzzles in order to decode the correct cache coordinates or crack secret clues to unlock a cache’s stash.

How do I find puzzle caches?

Some helpful tips to get started:

  1. Start with Mystery/Puzzle Caches with low difficulty ratings.
  2. Solve puzzles based on something you’re familiar with.
  3. Find a partner who is good at things you struggle with.
  4. Use a PC or laptop rather than your phone.
  5. Google and other search engines are your friend.

What is the Texas geocaching Association?

The Texas Geocaching Association was established to promote geocaching in Texas via improved communication and to provide information to the public about our activities and the activity of geocaching. Our aim is to connect the active geocaching community in Texas through our site, social media,…

What are some of the most unusual attractions in Texas?

However, while many of Texas’ numerous attractions are unique, some are downright strange or odd. Here’s a handful of the most unusual attractions found in the Lone Star State. Located just outside of Hunt, on the property of the late Al Shepperd, Stonehenge II is a 3/5th replica of the original Stonehenge site in Salisbury Plain, England.

What is the best cache in San Marcos?

By far the most favorited cache in San Marcos, Heartless is a piece of yard art with a missing (but not really) piece. Not only is it a cleverly constructed marvel, it invites a question: was the cache added to the art or was the art created for the cache?

How long has this weird house been there in Galveston?

The house has been there over 50 years and withstood the mighty Hurricane Ike, so at least it’s structurally sound. Not much else is known about it, but if you’re ever looking for something to do in Galveston, you’ll find this weird attraction on Miramar Drive.