Traditional CacheThis is the original cache type consisting , at a bareminimum, a container and a log book.Normally you’ll ﬁnd a tupperware container, ammo box, orbucket ﬁlled with goodies, or small containers (micro cache)too small contain item except for a log book. Thecoordinates listed on the traditional cache page are the exactlocation for the cache.The general rule of thumb is, “If you take an item, leave anitem, and write in the logbook.” Some caches are themed, somake sure to read the description before going on the hunt.
Multi-CacheA Multi-Cache involves two or more locations.The ﬁnal location is a physical container. Thereare many variations, but most Multi-Cacheshave a hint to ﬁnd the second cache, and so on.An offset cache is considered a Multi-Cache.
Mystery or Puzzle CachesThe “catch-all” of cache types this form ofgeocache may involve complicated puzzles thatyou will ﬁrst need to solve to determine thecoordinates. Mystery/Puzzle Caches oftenbecome the staging ground for new and uniquegeocaches that do not ﬁt in another category.
Virtual CacheA Virtual Cache is about discovering a locationrather than a container. The requirements forlogging a Virtual Cache vary-you may berequired to answer a question about the location,take a picture, complete a task, ect. In any case,you must visit the coordinates before you canpost your log.
Webcam CacheThese are caches that use existing web camerasplaced by individuals or agencies that monitovarious areas like parks or business complees. .The idea is to get yourself in front of the camerato log your visit. You will need to have thepicture saved in order to log the cache.
Difﬁculty and Terrain Rating
Difﬁculty Ratingy1. Easy - In plain sight or can be found in a fewminutes of searching.2. Average - An average cache hunter would beable to ﬁnd this in less than 30 minute of hunt.3. Challenging - An experienced cache hunterwill ﬁnd this challenging, and it culd take up agood portion of an afternoon.
Difﬁculty Rating4. Difﬁcult - A real challenge for the experienvedcache hunter - may require special skills orknowledge, or in-depth preparation to ﬁnd. Mayrequire multiple days/trips to complete.5. Extreme - A series mental or physicalchallenge. Requires specialized knowledge, skills,or equipment to ﬁnd cache.
Terrain Rating1. Handicapped accessible - Terrain is likely to be payed, isrelatively ﬂat, and less than a 1.2 mile hike is required.2. Suitable for small children - Terrain is generally alongmarked trails , there are no steep elevation changes orheavy overgrowth. Less than a 2 mile hike requires.3. Not Suitable for small children - The average adult orolder child should be OK depending on phuysicalcondition. Terrain is likely off-trail. May have one or moreof the following: some overgrowth, some steep elevationchanges, or more than a 2 mile hike.
Terrain Rating4. Experienced outdoor enthusiasts only - Terrainis probably off-trail. Wl have one or more of thefollowing: very heavy overgrowth, very steepelevation (requiring use of hands), or more than a10 mile hike. May require an overnight stay.5. Extreme - Requires specialized and knowledgeor experience (boat, 4WD, rock climbing,SCUBA, ect.), or is otherwise extremely difﬁculty.