Her historical bent is something that program organizers hope to replicate among the thousands who participate in geocache programs annually.
"We want to educate them about the Civil War and our state's significance," Taylor said.
The Rinaldi family agreed.
West Virginia has so much history that remains unknown to many residents, Danielle Rinaldi said.
She comes from Harper's Ferry, an area that boasts plenty of Civil War lore, but knows very little about how Southern West Virginia contributed to the conflict.
For her, geocaching serves as an intellectual stimulant to learn about her state's history.
She and her husband also simply enjoy exploring the West Virginian wilderness.
"We go to places that we would never go otherwise," Danny Rinaldi said. "It gets me off the couch and gets me outdoors."
Those outdoors adventures have included climbing over cliffs to reach precariously placed caches -- activities that, Danny Rinaldi jokes, are life threatening.
"We do crazy things like risk our lives," he said. "I certainly wasn't adventurous until now."
On Saturday, Taylor told a similar story as she struggled to pinpoint why she loves to geocache.
"It's an adrenaline rush for us," she said. "It's just the thrill of the find."
Participants agreed that geocache unites people from all walks of life.
"You'll find a lot of diversity here," Danny Rinaldi said. "It brings a lot of different people together."
As Taylor surveyed the motley crew of cachers who gathered Saturday, she agreed. She highlighted how the activity caters to a variety of demographics.
Yet despite different backgrounds, the cachers have formed close friendships over the years.
Taylor even described the event on Saturday as "a big family reunion."Reach Laura Reston at laura.res...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5112.