Adult Supervision Required
The latter type of adult caching described is the most common, and there is usually a separate section for this type of geocaching. For example, on Geocaching.com these caches are in the Bookmark Lists under the Caches Requiring “Adult Supervision" (shared, public)heading.
These caches are not necessarily dangerous, although you should not try navigating to these locations by yourself in case something were to happen. You probably will not get lost since you have a GPS signal, but you may find yourself walking through areas that are not commonly used. This increases the chance that you will run into wildlife or even turn an ankle. Having others around to call for help is prudent.
Here are some of the descriptions of these caches to give you an idea of what they involve:
- All day cache
- No real path
- Lack of trail
- Water crossing (may be high) and Rock (near water)
- Falling (dying) hazards
Just from these descriptions, you get a pretty idea of what is involved with these caches. If you do decide to pursue one of these caches, thoroughly read the description. For example, the “lack of trail" choice also includes “bushwhacking." This means that you probably want to wear long sleeves and pants, and you definitely need to bring a machete. Other suggestions include carrying a flashlight, wearing the right type of shoes and bringing a camera to capture the view.
You can click on the caches and actually see what is in the cache. Many of the caches have common items, including toilet paper, XM radio badge and pencil sharpeners. If you do take something, remember to always leave something behind. Generally, you do not attempt these types of caches for the prize, but rather for the adventure, the view or the experience.