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How to Geocache the Leave No Trace way

Guest - April 28, 2016

Lake Convict, CA: Looking for a way to engage the whole family in an outdoor activity? Ever tried geocaching? Neither had we; however, on this particular Saturday we decided to see what it was all about. During our adventurous treasure hunt, we documented a few points to keep in mind when you’re geocaching. Watch the video below to see what are recommendations are for practicing Leave No Trace while seeking and placing a cache.

1.          Properly plan for your geocaching outing by having the items or equipment you need to safely enjoy your                        adventure. Also, if placing a cache, make sure it's legal in your area.

2.          Do your best to travel and cache on durable surfaces and think about how traveling to and from a cache can                  lead to trampling and erosion. 

3.          Have the necessary knowledge and equipment to deal with trash and human waste.

4.          Consider impacts of geocaching to both plants and animals. 

5.          Be mindful of other visitors who may also be enjoying the same areas as you. 

Interested in more details or educational materials? Check out what we have to offer in our pro shop. Happy and responsible geocaching!

Helping keep our wild spaces wild,

Jenna and Sam – Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team West

Leave No Trace’s Jenna Hanger and Sam Ovett are part of the 2016 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Fjall Raven, ENO, Deuter, Thule, and SmartWool.

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