I was at the Washington State Geocaching Association Summer Picnic in Newcastle, Washington which is near Seattle. Unfortunately I arrived late because I was in the Cascade Mountains and not being familiar with the terrain, it took longer to get back than anticipated.
It was (unusually I am told) a beautiful day with crystal clear blue, cloudless skies. Lots of people turned up from all over the state and out of state.
Various geocachers showed off their handiwork.
Mr Gadget #2 is known in the Wenatchee and Central Washington regions for his evil but ingenious cache containers. In this video he shows how some of them work. I had trouble figuring out how to open them even with him prodding me with hints. You would not want to come across one of these in the wild! Just when you you have found it, and you think it is all over, it is in fact, just the beginning.
The reason for showing videos of high quality geocaches like these is to inspire everyone to come up with creative caches themselves. Hopefully as more people put out quality geocaches, we'll all have great experiences.
Check out this video:
All about geocaching (or anything else) on one page. Here you'll find some good resources on how to geocache, among many other things.
One of the things you come across when you understand how to geocache, are geocoins.
Gecoins are trackables that are used in geocaching. They are large custom made coins, usually moulded rather than pressed, with a coloured artwork applied and baked.
Geocoins are often beautiful works of art and many that get (*cough* stolen) lost. I can't understand the mindset of someone who will deliberately take one of these coins and then not log it. Some of them are worth a bit of money.
Here are some places where you can obtain geocoins: