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Welcome to the Houston GeoCaching Society; A loosely knit community of Geocachers in and around Houston, Texas including such areas as Huntsville, Beaumont, and Galveston. The Houston GeoCaching Society''s purpose is to promote "geocaching" in all forms as well as providing a means for geocaching enthusiasts to come together, communicate, and most of all have fun.


You can join the Houston GeoCaching Society by registering for an account and participating in the discussion forum. There are no dues and registration is free. There are no rules in location so if you would like to communicate with the locals feel free to do so.


We welcome everyone.

What is "geocaching"? Geocaching has many different variations, however in the basic sense it is simply the hiding and finding of objects using a handheld GPSr (Global Positioning Satellite receiver) or traditional methods such as a map and compass.


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Featured Cacher For March 2011 - Georeynozos

Mar 05 2011 05:17 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Georeyna of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Georeyna: A neighbor of mine, The Popeteers, got me interested in caching. It took her a couple of months, but after she lent me her Garmin and took me to some of her caches, the rest is history. I was hooked. She had to even remind me a couple of times to get an account, log my finds!! I experienced a whole new world, geocaching, and I knew I was hooked.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Georeyna: My caching name was decided by me. I wanted to include my whole family, so I came up with the name Georeyna. Will that worked for about a year and a few family members have fallen to the way side, so at the moment the name represents me, and at times family when they know a great event is on its way (like the Spring Fling), fun caches for kids, or a daytrip, then the rest of the family is involved, but the name is representative of me about 99.9% of time.

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Featured Cacher For February 2011 - Lattitude_A...

Feb 01 2011 12:58 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Latitude_Attitude of Baytown, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Latitude_Attitude: Twitter….. Well actually I was following someone in twitter that I met at a local conference. We both are involved in educational technology and one of his tweets was about him finding a geocache with his iPhone. I didn’t have an iPhone at the time but it really looked cool. (I didn’t know about GPSr’s and geocaching at the time.) In December last year I finally purchased an iPhone and the geocaching app was one of the first things I downloaded. I did my first search and I was amazed! There were caches all over the place! I had mistakenly thought that there was just a handful in the Houston area and that they were all out in the woods or fields. I scouted out one geocache and took my sons out the next day and we ended up finding three that first day! (no DNF’s) The first cache we found was a Houston Control cache. Shortly after that Houston Control emailed me and offered to help me with any questions that I might have. I have taken him up on that offer several times.

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Featured Cacher For January 2011 - Sunshot99

Jan 02 2011 07:53 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Sunshot99 of Houston, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Sunshot99: I saw a TV show, even before caching was born, about a group of friends in Seattle that would hide boxes on trails in Washington and trade coordinates with their friends. I thought it was cool and I would get to use GPS.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Sunshot99: I have used the same name from my email since the 90’s when I was working in Mississippi. It is a surveying term where you use the sun’s location at a specific time to locate yourself on the globe. It has become a lost art with GPS but still a great thing to know.

When you cache, what equipment do you use? (PDA, Garmin, Magellan, software)
Sunshot99: I have a Garmin Dakota 20 and I love it. I have used several different Garmin’s and Magellan’s but really love all the new features on the Dakota.

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