What is Night Caching? Traditionally night caching uses reflective trail markers to lead you to a cache. The coordinates given on the geocache page take you to a starting point. From there you need to find the reflective trail markers (FireTacks). This is not always as easy as it seems. The fire tacks are retro-reflective. This means they shine back towards the light source. If you hold the light source low they tend to be less visible. For best results hold your light at eye level or use a head lamp. I prefer a head lamp with an LED light source.
The above describes a traditional night cache. If you geocache near Halton Hills, Ontario, or you have attended a BFL Bootcamp you know that there is much more that can be done with a night cache. I’ve seen night caches that use all types of light sources and wavelengths. There has been lasers, UV, glow in the dark, shine through, shine on and even one that used braile! Trying a night cache might open up your geocaching activities to a whole new experience. One we think you’ll enjoy.