The hours of daylight wane a little more each day as we approach the winter solstice. With all this darkness, what is an adventurous RVer to do? Go geocaching of course! Geocaching doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. There are thousands of night caches hidden around the world. Their clues can only be unraveled in the dark of night. The cache listings are easy to spot with a “Night Cache” attribute. Night caches often rely on small reflectors and ultraviolet light to guide geocachers. Pack all your geocaching basics: a couple of flashlights and a UV light. Be sure to read the cache description to find out if you’ll need additional supplies. Always make sure you tell someone where you’re going and be friendly if a non-geocacher asks about your activities.
There’s only one more step before your adventure through the dark begins. Check out this new Geocaching.com video for a little night caching inspiration. This favorite night cache called, “Wait Until DARK!!” will have you ready to geocache after sundown.
So get online, find a campground containing a night cache or with one nearby, load up the RV and head out for some dark camping and caching. It is an adventure in RVing the whole family will enjoy.
Dave Helgeson’s many roles in the RV industry started before he even had a driver’s license. His grandparents and father owned an RV dealership before the term “RV” had been coined, and Dave played a pivotal role in nearly every position of an RV dealership. He and his wife Cheri launched their own RV dealership in the Pacific Northwest. The duo also spent 29 years overseeing regional RV shows. Dave has also served as President of a local chapter of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), worked on the board of advisors for the RV Technician Program of a local technical college, and served as a board member of the Manufactured Home and RV Association. Dave’s reputation earned him the title of “The foremost expert on boondocking,” bestowed by RV industry icon, the late Gary Bunzer (The RV Doctor). When he’s not out boondocking, you’ll find Dave in the spotlight at RV shows across the country, giving seminars about all things RVing. He and Cheri currently roam in their fifth travel trailer, with Dave doing all the service, repair and modifications to his own unit.