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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 December 2010 - Nebulus703

Nov 30 2010 10:45 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Nebulus703 of Highlands/Baytown, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Nebulus703: I’ve always been the type to explore random places that nobody would ever go to. If there are a bunch of woods then I want to check them out. If there’s a huge empty field that I’ve never been in before then I want to run around in it. I would even climb buildings in urban areas just to see what the rooftops were like. Then one day as I was working I ran into my friend’s parents and we hadn’t seen each other in a really long time so we hit it off and got back up to date on what was going on with our lives. They mentioned having a new hobby known as geocaching. I thought, “What’s geo-cashing? Can I make money doing this?” They showed me their GPSr and started giving me details about their newfound hobby and every bit of it sounded really interesting. They showed me the website and where I could find my very first geocache. Later that night I went to the area where they told me to go and as soon as I found it I knew I was hooked. There’s something about that first cache that’s just magical. From there, I went home and set up an account and began looking for more in the area. I knew that I was going to enjoy this hobby because it allows me to explore like I normally do but this time I feel like I have more of a reason to do so.


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Featured Cacher For November 2010 - BaytownBert

Oct 31 2010 08:31 PM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

BaytownBert of Baytown, TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
BaytownBert: Back in 2003, I was introduced to the idea of geocaching by the famous Sam Morrow (UsMorrows). Sam was the Lab Super and since we are both computer nerds, we would share and compare each morning while I was passing by on my rounds. I found about 40 caches before I came to the conclusion my bride was not interested and since I had numerous other hobbies, I decided to drop geocaching in favor of continuing mutual interests. Now years later, I decided it was time I get back to hiking and well, geocaching gives me a reason to be on the trail, plus it’s a reward for the labor.

How did you decide on your caching name?
BaytownBert: I’ve been BaytownBert online (300 bps) before Al Gore invented the Internet. I moved to Baytown in 1974 and put down roots. I do my best to promote the city and surrounding area on a daily basis and folks recognize my name for the proactive work I do here and my columns in the Baytown Sun and my blog.

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Featured Cacher For October 2010 - Zoothornrollo

Oct 01 2010 11:24 AM | ATMA in Featured Cachers

Zoothornrollo of Houston (Clear Lake), TX.
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What got you interested in caching?
Zoothornrollo: A few years ago, we received a Christmas letter from a friend that mentioned Geocaching and thought it sounded like something interesting to do someday. Then a few weeks later, we went with our son and his friend (lazerpuppynerdsammich) and watched them find one in Sylvan Rodriguez Park. None of us had a GPSr, just a satellite picture.
Mrs. Z's school has a Fun February Teacher Trivia quiz. Teachers submit a little known fact about themselves, and others have to guess who it is. Having run out of ideas for the quiz, she said that her new hobby was Geocaching. We borrowed a GPSr and found one on our own so she wouldn't be lying about the hobby. Of course we have been at it ever since.

How did you decide on your caching name?
Zoothornrollo: A few years ago, we received a Christmas letter from a friend that mentioned Geocaching and thought it sounded like That is ENTIRELY Mr. Z's fault. When he was looking for some caches to find, he was creating the account and needed to come up with a name. He chose a band member from a very obscure band from his teenage days. Ever heard of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band? I didn't think so! He didn't know that we would be signing that long name so often. Mrs. Z. reminds him all the time.

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