FTF, or First To Find, is a term used to describe one of the most exciting parts of geocaching – the thrill of being the first person to find a hidden cache! Geocaching, for those who don’t know, is an outdoor activity that involves searching for hidden caches that are stored in tricky-to-find places. Participants use a GPS device to locate the caches and then log their finds with the cache owner.
When a cache is first placed, the cache owner will post the GPS coordinates of the cache online. This allows geocachers all over the world to search for the cache. The first person to find the cache and meet the cache owner’s requirements for logging it as a find is said to have achieved FTF.
For many geocachers, achieving FTF is the ultimate goal, but it is important to remember the geocaching etiquette during the search. Following local regulations, respecting nature, and being mindful of your surroundings are essential for a safe and successful FTF experience.
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