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Information on cache descriptions

Name: Please choose a comprehensible name, which describes the cache or the location. Use different names for different caches.

Cache type: There are several ways to design a cache:

Traditional Cache: The coordinates point directly to the cache stash. The cache is a container with a logbook, and no puzzles or quests must be done to find and open it.

Drive-In: A traditional cache with a parking area very nearby. No special equipment is needed to find and retrieve the cache.

Multicache: The coordinates do not point to the stash, but at the trailhead for seeking the cache. Starting there, the cache can be reached by finding intermediate stages and/or solving puzzles. The solutions must be possible on site.

Quiz cache („Mystery“): A puzzle must be solved to determine the (starting) location of the cache. From there on, it may continue like any other type of cache.

Math or physics cache: To find the cache, you have to solve one or more sophisticated math or physics problems.

Moving Cache: The cache is changing positions. For example, it will be placed at a new location by each finder, who logs the new coordinates and maybe a new quest or puzzle at Opencaching. Or the cache is attached to a vehicle, whose coordinates have to be determined.

Virtual cache: There is no container at the cache site and no logbook. Instead a puzzle or quest must be done on site – e.g. taking a picture or finding somthing written on a plate –, before the cache can be logged online.

Webcam cache: A public webcam is utilized to solve the cache. Usually the webcam must be found and a picture of the geocacher be taken. The picture will then be appended to the online log. There is no container or logbook.

Event cache: A meeting of geocachers; anyone may attend.

Unknown cache type: The geocache does not fit any of the types listed above.

Cache size: Size of the cache container; common sizes are:

  • nano: tiny, size of a thimble
  • mikro: e.g. a film canister or a „PETling“
  • small: between 100 and 750 ml volume
  • normal: up to three litres
  • large: as big as a bucket
  • very large: everything which is even larger

Coordinates: The hiding place of the cache, or the first stage, trailhead or parking area of a multicache. If the coordinates have to be found by solving a puzzle: An arbitrary coordinate in the target area, so that the cache may be found on maps and the distance may be estimated.

Country: In which country is the cache location? This information is important especially for near-border caches.

Rating: Difficulty and Terrain: Difficulty of the tasks necessary to find and unhide the cache / how demanding is the way to the cache?

Indications for difficulty rating:

1: can be found within a few minutes, well suited for beginners
2: easy to find for experienced geocaches; may be demanding for beginners
3: demanding cache – even experienced cachers may seek for a while or need multiple attempts; inappropriate for beginners
4: an extraordinary challenge or a very difficult puzzle; will need lots of experience and skills or may take more than a day.
5: extremely difficult to solve or find

Indications for terrain rating:

1: flat area with evenly paved ways, maximum 0.8 km (halve a mile) total route; suited for handicapped people
2: no major changes in altitude; paved ways, paths, lawns etc.; maxium total route of 3.2 km (2 miles); suited for small children
3: pathless or steep area, some undergrow, maximum 16 km (10 miles) of total route; not suited for small children
4: pathless area with dense vegetation, very steep with necessity to use hands, or a route of more than 10 miles
5: can only be done with special equipment and skills; finding the cache requires climbing, diving etc.

Effort: How much time and way is to be expected, beginning at the starting point or parking lot, to find the cache and return to the starting point? Please assume that the geocacher is experienced, but will struggle to solve the one or other puzzle or quest. If you cannot pin down the time needed, keep the default of 0 h / 0 min and describe the effort. If you estimated the time assuming use of inline skates, a bicycle or car, please mention it in the cache description.

Waypoints: If you published this cache also at other geocaching websites, you are encouraged to enter the corresponding waypoints here. geocaching.com waypoints have the format GCXXXXX, with XXXXX being up to 5 capital letters and/or digits. Navicache waypoints have the format NXXXX.

Cache attributes: Use the attributes to specify properties of your cache, which may be selected by the search function. Attributes may be estimated and depend on your knowledge of the site (e.g. frequent occurance of ticks). As searcher and finder of a cache, you may tell the owner about the usage and helpfullness of attributes or make suggestions. When describing your caches, please assume normal, dry weather conditions.

See below for a complete explanation of cache attributes.

Short description: Try to subsume your cache by a few words!

Description: Enter any information which is needed to find the cache, but avoid spoiling it by telling too much! Additionally you can explain why you hide the cache here or e. g. what this monument is about.

Hint: For the case the geocacher has no clue how to find it, give her a final aid to unhide it!

Hidden on: The date when you did hide the cache. If you enter a future date, the cache will be listed as "temporarily not available", and you will have to change the state to "available" when the cache is hidden. For an event cache, enter the planned date of the event.

Password to log: If specified, every finder has to enter this password when logging online. He will not be able to log "found it" without password. Case does not matter. Be careful when using 0, O, i or j, because these characters may be confused.

Show all cache lists: This setting is enabled by default for new caches and can be changed afterwards. If enabled, all public cache lists that contain this cache and which are set to "visible for all users in cache listings" are displayed above the cache description text, right of the attributes. Otherwise, only lists of the viewing user and of the cache owner are displayed.

Terms of use: Please read our terms of use carefully! We tried hard to make them brief and fair.

Pictures: Pictures may be uploaded after entering and saving the cache listing: Open the listing and click "Edit" at the second-to-top menu. Look for the section "Pictures" and click on "Upload a picture".


 Cache attributen

Properties / Gevaren
Dangerous area

Dangerous area
The cache is located within a dangerous area. Use this attribute to mark non-obvious dangers, like high-traffic roads, steep ground or falling rocks. Security measures should be taken or the cache be omitted, especially when geocaching with children, large groups or at unfavourable weather conditions.

Active railway nearby

Active railway nearby
Er zijn spoorlijnen dichtbij. Wees voorzichtig, blijf op veilige afstand van het spoor en steek over op de daarvoor bestemde plaatsen.

Cliff / Rocks

Cliff / Rocks
Er zijn rotsen of gevaarlijke rotsen in de buurt. Pas op voor vallende stenen aan de onderkant, en wees voorzichtig aan de bovenzijde van de kliffen (speciaal met kinderen of mountainbikes).

Hunting

Hunting
De cache is geplaatst in jachtgebied. In schemering of nacht is een zaklamp of hoofdlamp noodzakelijk voor de veiligheid. Wees er van bewust dan men jagers tegen kan komen.

Thorns

Thorns
In de nabijheid van de cache bevinden zich doornen. Draag beschermende kleding en eventueel handschoenen.

Ticks

Ticks
In bepaald seizoenen komen teken voor in dit gebied. Het wordt aanbevolen lange kleding te dragen en na het cachen de lichamen te controlen op teken.

Abandoned mines

Abandoned mines
This cache leads into a (former) mining area. There may be dangers by collapsing adits, or you may need to enter adits. Be careful and use appropriate equipment, especially in the dark. Old mines may be covered by historic preservation.

Poisonous plants

Poisonous plants
There are poisonous plants near the cache. Take care and prevent children and dogs from touching or eating them.

Dangerous animals

Dangerous animals
The area is inhabited by possibly dangerous animals, e.g. rabies areas, venomous snakes, scorpions or bears.

Properties / Infrastructuur
Parking area nearby

Parking area nearby
A nearby parking area is situated as starting point for doing this cache. If no free parking is available, add the "access or parking fee" attribute.

Public transportation

Public transportation
This cache is located outside of urban areas and has a public transport station nearby. Don’t set this attribute for geocaches in urban areas that are commonly equipped with public transportation.

Drinking water nearby

Drinking water nearby
There is drinking water along the trail or near the cache. This attribute is useful especially for planning event caches, longer hikes or caches at probably dirty locations like caves.

Public restrooms nearby

Public restrooms nearby
There are public restrooms along the way or near the cache. This attribute is useful especially for planning event caches or extensive multicaches.

Public phone nearby

Public phone nearby
There is a public phone along the way or near the cache. Especially for event caches you should enquire for nearby phones and set this attribute if applicable.

First aid available

First aid available
There is a first aid station, call box, mountain rescue or similar arrangement near the cache. This attribute is useful especially in demanding areas, like climbing caches, cave caches, high mountains or at the water. Check if you can add emergency phone numbers (like a mountain rescue) to your cache listing.

Properties / Route
Near the parking area

Near the parking area
The geocache is located close to a parking area, only a few steps away - it’s a "cache and dash".

Long walk

Long walk
This cache requires a long walk - more than 5 km round trip. In the mountains and other steep areas, the distance for a "long walk" may be shorter. Walking shoes and appropriate equipment are recommended.

Swamp, marsh or wading

Swamp, marsh or wading
This cache requires passing swampy or marshy ground or wading through shallow water. Wear appropriate clothes. After rainfall, the terrain may be very demanding or not passable at all.

Hilly area

Hilly area
One or more ascents lie between you and the cache.

Some climbing (no gear needed)

Some climbing (no gear needed)
This cache requires some climbing and you may have to use your hands, but you won’t need climbing gear. Be very careful during rainy weather or before thunderstorms!

Swimming required

Swimming required
This cache requires crossing a river or a lake. The water is steep.

Properties / Waypoints
Letterbox (needs stamp)

Letterbox (needs stamp)
There is a stamp in the cache for stamping your personal logbook, and the cache’s logbook will be stamped with your personal stamp. Take care not to mix up stamps and to leave the cache’s stamp in the cache! Frequently letterboxes can be found without GPS, maybe with a compass and paces from a location - add the "without GPS" attribute for those.

Point of interest

Point of interest
There is a point of interest at the cache, like a nice scenic overlook or a larger castle ruin. This place is worth visiting it even without a geocache nearby.

Moving target

Moving target
This geocache is moving around. For example, the owner might regularly move the cache from one place to another, or the finders will do this task and post new coordinates in their log entries. The owner must update coordinates in the cache description after each move.

Webcam

Webcam
Aan het einde is een webcam en om te loggen dient een opname uit die webcam waar men dan op staat te krijgen om te bewijzen dat men daar daadwerkelijk was. Sommige webcam-caches vragen wat extra's zoals een banner te tonen. Het webadres dient aangegeven te worden in de beschrijving, en dient vrij toegankelijk te zijn, zonder een account te hoeven maken en vrij van kosten.

Wihin enclosed rooms (caves, buildings etc.)

Wihin enclosed rooms (caves, buildings etc.)
Deze cache in niet geplaatst in open gebied, maar in een gebouw, een grot of iets dergelijks.

In het water

In het water
Deze cache of één van de punten is geplaatst onder water. Men dient in het water te gaan, zwemmen of duiken.

Without GPS (letterboxes, cistes, compass juggling ...)

Without GPS (letterboxes, cistes, compass juggling ...)
Deze cache kan gevonden worden zonder GPS. Behalve de startcoördinaten heeft men geen andere coördinaten nodig om de cache te zoeken.

Safari Cache

Safari Cache
This geocache can be found at different places. The places to look for are explained in the cache description. They must be located "away from home" and exist for a considerable period of time, so that they can be re-visited later. There is no container and no logbook; instead the find must be documented by a photo and noting the coordinates.

Restrictions / Preconditions / Algemeen
Access or parking fee

Access or parking fee
Er dient parkeergeld en/of entree betaald te worden om deze cache te doen, bijvoorbeeld in een themapark. Als er een alternative gratis parkeerplaats in de buurt is dient dat ook in de cachebeschrijving vermeld te worden. Let op onze huidige voorwaarden voor het gebruik met betrekking tot "commerciële caches".

Overnight stay necessary

Overnight stay necessary
Deze cache kan niet in één dag of nacht gedaan worden. De locatie zal verschillende keren bezocht moeten worden of moeten overnachten. Voorbereidingstijd is niet berekend, alleen de tijd tijdens het cachen.

Restrictions / Preconditions / Time
Only at night

Only at night
This geocache can be found at night only - it is a so-called night cache. There may be reflectors which have to be flashlighted and will point to the hiding place, or other special night-caching mechanisms.

Available 24 hours

Available 24 hours
Deze cache is de doen bij dag en nacht.

Only available at specified times

Only available at specified times
This cache can only be done at certain times of day - see the cache description for more details. For example, the cache may be placed in an area with restricted opening hours.

By day only

By day only
This cache shoud be attempted during daylight only. For example, the area may be dangerous and contain cliffs or abysses. Or using flashlights may be inadvisable because it would look suspicious within a residential area.

Not at high water level

Not at high water level
This cache can be done only at low or normal water level. At flood or high-tide it is not accessible.

Restrictions / Preconditions / Seasonal
All seasons

All seasons
This cache can be found the whole year round, while difficulty may depend on seasons. Specify difficulty for good conditions.

Breeding season / protected nature

Breeding season / protected nature
Don’t seek this cache during animal breeding season! Please indicate in the cache description which time of year must be avoided. Also, pay attention to the local terms and signs regarding nature protection.

Snow-proof hiding place

Snow-proof hiding place
This cache can be found even after heavy snowing. All stages and the geocache are hidden in a snow-safe way: they will not be covered by fallen snow an not by snow-piles created by snow-clearing vehicles.

Only available during specified seasons

Only available during specified seasons
This cache can be done at certain seasons only - see the cache description for more details. For example, the cache may be placed in a corn labyrinth, which only exists from bloom to harvest season.

Restrictions / Preconditions / Listing
Alleen bij Opencaching te loggen

Alleen bij Opencaching te loggen
This geocache is listed at Opencaching only. This attribute will enable users of other geocaching platforms to find interesting OC caches quickly.

Andere cache

Andere cache
This is none of the standard, pre-defined types of cache. Use this attribute for special, unusual caches.

Restrictions / Preconditions / Tools needed
Special equipment

Special equipment
You will need special equipment which is not specified by other attributes, e.g. a laser pointer, walkie-talkies or a car jack.

Kompas

Kompas
een kompas is noodzakelijk

Zaklamp

Zaklamp
Een zaklamp is noodzakelijk om deze cache te vinden. Denk ook aan reserve batterijen!

Klimuitrusting

Klimuitrusting
Voor deze cache is een klim uitrusting nodig en de benodigde kennis om te klimmen. Indien men geen ervaring heeft is het raadzaam om niet alleen te gaan, maar hulp te vtagen aan iemand met klimervaring.

Grotuitrusting

Grotuitrusting
Deze cache is geplaatst in een grot, en het is raadzaam om de benodigde zaken mee te nemen. Pas op: Zelfs de klein grotten kunnen gevaren met zich meebrengen zoals bij hevige regenval buiten zou het water de grot in kunnen stromen of men kan gewond raken. Vraag eventueel aan een deskundige om advies. Denk ook aan de natuur, zoals beschermde dieren (vleermuizen) en mogen dan ook niet verstoord worden.

Duikuitrusting

Duikuitrusting
Om deze cache te vinden heeft men een duikuitrusting nodig. Op welke diepte de cache ligt staat beschreven in de beschrijving. Denk er wel aan dat duiken niet zonder ervaring gedaan kan worden, of ga als groep of met een instructeur zoeken.

Boot

Boot
Deze cache kan alleen (normaal gesproken)gevonden worden met behulp van een boot. Door de afstand is het niet mogelijk om de cache swemmend te benaderen. Zie de cachebeschrijving voor meer gegevens.

Restrictions / Preconditions / Preparation needed
Onderzoek

Onderzoek
Voor deze cache moet er informatie opgezocht worden voor het zoeken van de cache. Dit komt vaak voor bij puzzel/mystery caches.

Puzzel / raadsel

Puzzel / raadsel
Bij deze cache moet voor of onderweg een puzzel opgelost worden om de cache te zoeken.

Rekenopgave

Rekenopgave
Er moeten voor of tijdens het cachen rekenopgaven gedaan worden die verder gaan dan het simpele rekenwerk. Bijvoorbeeld middelpuntberekeningen of peilingen.

Start aanwijzingen aan plaatser vragen

Start aanwijzingen aan plaatser vragen
Before doing this cache, you must ask the owner for the starting conditions. E.g. the cache may be linked to certain events at varying dates.

Recommendations / Prohibitions / Personen
Kindvriendelijk

Kindvriendelijk
This geocache is suitable for children. All challenges can be solved by child in the age of 10 to 12 years and the terrain has no risks (like highways, abysms). There should be a large geocache container with trading items inside and the challanges are interesting.

Handicap: Blind

Handicap: Blind
This Cache can be found by blind people.