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Finding a geocache

Pocket queries for events

eventcache0 300x200When you plan on heading to a geocaching event, it's not unusual to find a few geocaches before, during or after the event.

It's a great way to visit a new area and make the most of your trip.

Here we provide you with a tip on how to set up a pocket query centred on the geocaching event.



First you will need a premium membership to Groundspeak, which will allow you to create pocket queries.

Next head to the event page that you plan to attend in the near future. Scroll down the page to below the description where you will find a small map. Click on the link immediately above the map (View larger map).


A new window will open up, which will feature a much larger map, and is typically covered in geocache icons, smiley faces and stars.

On the left hand side of this window you should see a link called 'Save As Pocket Query' – directly under the 'Filter Caches' heading.


This will take you to the Pocket Query page.

Fill in the query name and set the day you want it to generate. If you only want to run this pocket query once you can check the option ‘Run this query once then delete it’, but it is probably best not until you have previewed the results.


Other options to set on this page include type of geocaches, terrain and difficulty, container size, etc. You will see that the coordinates have been filled in, which are based on the location of the event cache.

Once you have completed the settings, click submit information and if needed type in an alternate email address.


You can preview the listing to see if the list is correct and make adjustments if needed.

UPDATED: 18 June 2012