Ridgecrest California is home to the Food, Trona, Rails to Trails, Springer/Presidential, and Pink Floyd series! Our beautiful desert also hosts the Spaded, Signal, the *New* Geo Symbol, and Dipper geo-art!
As a club, Ridgecrest California Geocachers Club promotes the care and maintenance of our surrounding desert habitat by holding Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events and encouraging CITO while players are out hunting for caches. Cache In Trash Out is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Watch for future local CITO events in the Ridgecrest and surrounding areas. Read more about CITO...
The Ridgecrest California Geocachers Club supports the local community and environmental stewardship through CITO events and by supporting organizations that have common interests in the surrounding areas.
Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival
The Festival expands on the Maturango Museum's long running Wildflower Show which combines nature's beautiful floral display in the surrounding foothills and the Mojave Desert with arts, crafts, performers, vendors, hand-on-activities, workshops, geocaching and tour guides. Visit the Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival website.
Old West Day
Each September the Rand Desert Museum hosts the Old West Day, a street fair held on the main street of Randsburg, California. The Rand Desert Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and sharing the historic cultural resources and architectural history of local historic and pre-historic sites.
Boyscout Geocaching Merit Badge
Know a Boyscout or troop in the Ridgecrest and surrounding areas that would like help with earning their Geocaching merit badge? The Southern Sierra Council has approved one of our members to assist scouts in earning this badge. To learn more send an e-mail to this.....@rcgeo.com.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game using GPS and other methods to locate geocaches that are hidden all over the world. There are over 2 million geocaches world-wide published on geocaching websites with over 1,000 traditional caches within 25 miles of Ridgecrest.
Geocaches are water-proof containers of all sizes that can be hidden almost anywhere. There are caches that are as small as a fingernail and others that are as large as a dresser. Hiding places can be anywhere from a small crack in a sidewalk to a small cave in the mountain. They are never buried. Most standard sized caches hold items for trade. These items can be anything from coins to plastic toys. Food should never be left in caches and all items should be family friendly. Most items are of little to no value, but it's the thrill of the hunt that makes this game fun! If there is treasure in the cache you are free to exchange it with something you have as long as you exchange up or equal to whatever you are taking. Some of the items may be trackable online and don't require an exchange. These items are meant to travel to other caches and be discovered by other players.
Geocaches must contain a logbook for visitors to log their visit. The only requirement for your log is your geocaching name. It's a good habit to log the date you found it too. When you return home you can log your finds online.
Geacachers hunt for geocaches that are hidden by other players. Geocaches are published on Geocaching.com with the cache coordinates and clues for finding. Players log onto Geocaching.com to find geocaches in the area they plan to hunt and download or print the coordinates. The coordinates will get a geocacher close the cache, but then it's on the geocacher to find it.
Basics to bring:
- A GPS or GPS enabled device to locate the caches
- A pen or pencil for signing logs
- Tweezers to retrieve logs from micro/nano caches
- Items for trade in larger caches
- Bring a friend or tell someone where you are going
- Be aware of desert wildlife
Learn about the high-tech treasure hunting game being played around the world by adventure seekers! Learn more at http://www.geocaching.com. Subscribe to this YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new geocaching related videos!