Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mobile Phone Geocaching - Geocache Navigator & iPhone Apps

Did you know you can go geocaching with your mobile phone??!!

"Are you a first time geocacher looking to purchase a GPS unit? Or have you ever forgotten your GPS unit but still wanted to go geocaching? Use your mobile phone instead!"
"How it works -- Geocache Navigator is linked directly to's geocache listings and provides you with real-time access to caches near your location. Your GPS enabled cell phone becomes both your browser for accessing listings of caches and your GPS unit for navigating to them. Once you have found a cache you can use your phone to post a log of your find." (

Photo © Trimble

The Geocache Navigator™ by Trimble® is a geocaching application(App) that you download onto your mobile phone. Now you can have a GPS that is built into your phone's wireless data network. It's available on a wide range of phones and service providers. The App costs about $5.99 a month. It's best if you have a unlimited data plan with your mobile phone service so you can cache anywhere, all the time, with full maps, and without worrying about extra charges.

Check out for more details, availability and pricing.

[Trimble Geocache Navigator on a Blackberry. Photo © Trimble]-->

The Trimble Outdoors family of GPS-on-cellular applications includes:
~ Trimble Outdoors™ lets you use your cell phone to find your way and document your trips for hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities.
~ AllSport GPS™ turns your cell phone into a GPS-enabled trainer and workout tracker for biking, running, walking and other sports activities.
~ Geocache Navigator ™ allows you to discover the thrill of geocaching on-the-go. Leave behind your standalone GPS device, cables and paper printouts. Just grab your phone, seek and enjoy.
~ Learn more about these apps at
(Learn More About Geocache Navigator)


Travel Gear Blog has a list of "Best Geocaching iPhone Apps" you can download, ranging in price from Free to $9.99

"The iPhone is quickly becoming an indispensable travel tool, replacing the need to carry several gadgets every time you go on a trip. On the Travel Gear Blog we’re going to outline some of the ways you can turn your iPhone into the ideal piece of travel gear."

Ready to get started?
Visit the Apple iTunes Store to download Groundspeak's Geocaching iPhone Application.
[Photos and info from:] Apple iTunes Store©

Monday, March 21, 2011

Geocachers Well Wishes for Japan - Latitude 47 (News/Blog)

Go to Geocachers Care – Worldwide Well Wishes for Japanese Geocachers
to read the blog posted by Latitude 47 - The Official Blog of on March 18, 2011.

(Location of cache GC2173Z “Underbody of a jet plane”)

If you want to help the people affected by the 2011 Japan Crisis by donating to the Japanese Red Cross Society, please go to or click on the image on the right side of this blog that says, "Please Donate!".

Thank you & gassho
We ♥ Japan

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trail Mixin'

Keep your energy levels up on those long hikes with these delicious GeoProspectorS' trail mix snacks...

Tropical Traveler's Trail Mix - Recipe
~ Mixed Nuts; raw almonds, salted peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds
~ Hershey's Pieces; Almond Joy or Special Dark
~ Dried Mango Slices, cut into bite-size bits
~ Dried Pineapple
~ Dried Banana Chips
Put into ziploc bags or air tight container and shake to mix.

McLovin S'mores Trail Mix - Recipe
* Kid Approved *
~ Honey Teddy Grahams snacks and/or Golden Grahams cereal
~ Miniature Marshmallows
~ Chocolate Chips, Hershey's Chocolate Drops, or M&M's
~ peanuts or chopped walnuts(optional)
Put into ziploc bags or air tight container and shake to mix.

Try mixing and matching your favorite flavors to create your own unique ultimately yummy trail mixes for you and yours.

[pics from]

Go to "Healthy Trail Mix Recipes for Backpacking and Hiking" for more great trail mix ideas.

Please feel free to share your favorite hiking recipes and tips with us. We'd love to hear from you!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Blair Witch Night Cache

I've been wanting to try this Blair Witch Night Cache for a while now. Hopefully we can go for it soon, when I muster up the courage and convince the clan to come with me.

This is a Mystery/Puzzle type cache.

I'll update the blog to let you know how it goes. (To be Continued ...)

Blair Witch night cache @

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The 49th Reel: Geocache Anchorage! (video)

Check out this clip at The 49th Reel:

Geocache Anchorage! --> video

For those of you unfamiliar with geocaching (Muggle = a non-geocacher), this short video will give you a good feel for how it's done.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How To Make Your Own Low-Cost Geocoins [wooden nickels]

FYI, we posted a new geocoin idea at How To Make Your Own Low-Cost Geocoins - Part 2 [Shrinky Dinks]

How To Make Your Own Homemade Geocoins ...

There's a cheaper way to do it. Jonathan and Lindy found a way to create your own, low-cost, custom wooden nickels for geocaching. Thanks!

For instructions go to Jonathan Swatkowski's blog at Been having trouble accessing their site, sorry. You can get the general idea on how to make these from pictures here.

My solution to, "...they might still smear a little if they get wet." Maybe try spraying them with clear interior/exterior sealer enamel, like Valspar clear satin.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Review of Apisphere Geomate.jr Geocacher

Originally submitted at REI

Finally, an affordable and easy way to get in on the geocaching fun! The Apisphere Geomate.jr geocacher provides everything you need right out of the box to embark on your first geocache adventure.

Nice GPS 4 Newbie!Geomate.jr Blog Review

By GeoProspectorS from Anchorage, AK on 4/7/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Quick Signal, Reliable Reception, Simple Controls, Accurate, Quick Navigation

Best Uses: Geocaching, Hiking

Describe Yourself: Enthusiast

How are you with directions: Great w/Directions

Was this a gift?: No

Go to for GeoProspectorS' blog - review of "Geomate.jr", dated March 2011.

our geocaching buddies =)



Saturday, March 12, 2011


We're really liking the Geomate.jr!
It's a great GPS device for the newbie geocacher, plus it's durable and easy enough for kids to use.

Go to for more info about Geomate.jr by Apisphere.

Read Geomate.jr reviews written by geocachers at

June 1, 2009 – PC Mag
Families scratching their heads looking for cost-effective summer activities might want to consider the high-tech treasure hunt that is geocaching.
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