Geocaching 201 – The Art of the Hide

The Art of Hiding Geocaches

There Is An Art to Good Cache Placement

And just like great art, it’s those indescribable qualities?that combination of form, design, function and technique?that inspire and delight us and cause us to say, “I don’t know if it’s art, but I know what I like!”

Well, maybe that’s going a bit too far. But like great art, you know a great cache when you see it and when you experience it. You know you’ve hidden one by the comments in your logs and the number of people who have it on their watch lists. You know you’ve touched a chord with someone and they’ve appreciated your efforts.

What pulls a great cache together? What separates them from the rest? Perhaps like art it’s something that has to be caught rather than taught, but there are certain principles and methods that seem to be almost universal. In this section of Geocacher University we will explore and expand on these principles and methods and hopefully the patrons of our caches will benefit all the more from our efforts.