12 Emotions of Geocaching

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Being a geocacher can sometimes feel like riding an emotional rollarcoaster. From the joy of being first to find, to the frustration that comes with your fourth DNF on the same cache; the range of emotions is immense.

Here is my list of some of the emotions we can feel when playing this game. What would you add?

1. DNF Dejection

The Emotions of Geocaching

2. Trackable Regret

The Emotions of Geocaching

3. FTF Elation

The Emotions of Geocaching

4. Hand-in-Hollow Trepidation

The Emotions of Geocaching

5. Soggy Log Disgust

The Emotions of Geocaching

6. STF Resentment

The Emotions of Geocaching

7. Easy Find Optimism

The Emotions of Geocaching

8. Puzzle Irritation

The Emotions of Geocaching

9. Night Cache Fear

The Emotions of Geocaching

10. Forgotten Pen Shame

The Emotions of Geocaching

11. High D/T Pride

The Emotions of Geocaching

12. Geo-Hangover

The Emotions of Geocaching

I’m sure there are many more I haven’t listed. What have I missed? Let me know in the comments!

Happy caching!


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5 thoughts on “12 Emotions of Geocaching

  1. The Basil Fawlty-like frustration when you’re running for an FTF and you realize your GPS has brought you to the wrong side of a river/ ravine/ railway line and you have to detour 4 miles to get to the right side- even though the cache is only 150 metres away… 😉


  2. Rubbish Revulsion–the feeling you get when what should be a lovely spot and a fun find is spoilt and DNFed because of the amount of broken glass, cigarette butts, empty cans, filthy wrappers, etc. lying around the area and stuffed into the shrubbery.

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  3. Hi Sarah,
    I can’t think of a catchy name but once I found a cache in a hedge that had been twice DNFd. I was walking on air for the rest of the day!


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