- Traveling caches are a grandfathered type of cache so they are rare (which makes them exciting).
- It's very cool to see names on logs you've never seen before.
- Each time it's moved it's like another chance for FTF in a new location. It's thrilling to race others to the new location before it moves again.
- If you don't feel like moving it, you can just find it and leave it for the next finder.
- If you do move it, it does not have the same proximity requirements as a traditional cache. I've seen them "hidden" inside larger caches!
- I know some cachers that each time the cache crosses their paths they log it as a new find.
- If it's brought from another state, you may inadvertently earn a new state souvenir. That's how I earned a Utah souvenir without ever visiting. To remove it, you can contact geocaching.com to have it taken off your profile. This may also effect your statistics in GSAK and project-gc.com.
- As it could be hundreds or thousands of miles from it's original coordinates, it's very hard for the owner to perform container maintenance.
- As CO's leave the game, the coordinates are no longer updated on the cache page.
- As it does not have a special cache-type icon they are not easy to track and you could pass by one without noticing.
- Some CO's do not allowed traveling caches to be "found" at events and breaking that rule has caused some hard feelings when the CO's delete the logs.
To date, I've had the pleasure of crossing paths with 5 so far:
- 50 State Traveler GC4241 - hid 03/27/02
- Michigan Traveling Micro Cache GC7361 - hid 04/24/10
- The Coaster Cacher II GC82D0 - hid 02/01/09
- ABC's GCCD54 - hid 08/17/03
- Utah MOVING Cache #3 GCDB76 - hid 01/13/03
|ABC Traveling Cache GCCD54|
|War Dog Memorial - South Lyon, MI|
|ABC at the War Dog Memorial - South Lyon, MI|
|TaGeez concealring the hide: N 42 28.483 W 083 36.834|