The Bulletin has its annual geocaching article today, City Search - Looking for geocaches amid the pavement and pocket parks of Bend by Ben Salmon. (I'm not sure how long the link will be accessible to nonsubscribers.) It explains some of the basics, describes several cache hunts including a DNF, and points to the Geocaching website. The author didn't log the caches online, they gave away the hide on one of them and they had to mention bombs, but other than that it is interesting to see how a novice sees the activity:
"You see, for me, geocaching is a bit like golf. On the golf course, that one good, solid stroke of the ball can offset an entire afternoon of lousy shots. And in geocaching, you can spend half your morning getting stabbed by a juniper tree for no apparent reason, only to feel the exhilarating payoff of picking up a fake rock and realizing that, at least for a moment, you've won the game."