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Get fit with GeoFit

Get fit with GeoFit

Have you ever been beaten to an FTF? Couldn’t get the ammo can unstuck out of the mud? Couldn’t untwist a micro? Become bigger faster and stronger with Geocaching’s GeoFit program. Based on years of research and rigorous testing (probably), our GeoFit program will give you the strength you need for success out in...

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New country souvenir, Costa Rica, with Geocache of the Week: Rainbow Valley Cache

New country souvenir, Costa Rica, with Geocache of the Week: Rainbow Valley Cache

Traditional GC221QZ by Wolf64 + Mikkky Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Costa Rica N 10° 18.566′ W 084° 49.728′ Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Costa Rica! If you have found a geocache in Costa Rica, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Costa Rica is often said to be one...

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Introducing Virtual Rewards 2.0!

Geocaching HQ is excited to announce Virtual Rewards 2.0 to introduce another limited number of new Virtual Caches for the geocaching community. Beginning today, an opt-in web page is available for cachers to apply for a Virtual Reward. The page is open until June 1, 2019. Approximately 50,000 geocachers around the world meet the criteria...

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Results of 2018 Cache Quality Survey

In mid-2018, we invited the geocaching community into a conversation about cache quality. As we said then, HQ has taken steps in recent years to bring cache quality into greater focus, because we think it is very important to the continued vitality of the game. But before we continue with more projects to encourage...

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Ystradfellte: Porth yr Ogof – Geocache of the Week

Ystradfellte: Porth yr Ogof – Geocache of the Week

Traditional GC19GM6 by Ezitis (adopted by Moley13) Difficulty: 3 Terrain: 3 Location: South Wales N 51° 48.015′ W 003° 33.352′ You’ve perfected your urban caching and have conquered every local park. You left no stone unturned, no tree unclimbed, and no micro unfound. Sitting on a bench, staring into the setting sun, you ponder...

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Community Spotlight: How a geocacher reached wellness goals

Community Spotlight: How a geocacher reached wellness goals

Meet Sheila Withrow aka Cazador66. After serving as the Manager of the Public Health Protection Program for the Northern Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada for 25 years, she has recently retired and relocated to the southern Okanagan region, where the climate is milder and allows for plenty of outdoor activities, such as geocaching....

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Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2019

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera. If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2019 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Start creating your geocaching film...

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FF2017: Warp Pipe — Geocache of the Week

FF2017: Warp Pipe — Geocache of the Week

Mystery GC7CW9Y by Fundy Fog Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 2 Location: New Brunswick, Canada N 45° 50.015 W 066° 29.523 The best geocachers know the best ways to level up their GC game: collect all golden coins per level, risk it all running after 1-Up mushrooms, and harness the fireball power of Fire Flowers. Wait,...

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Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are making

Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are making

Planning a successful geocaching outing is a science. Many cachers have mastered the art of making Lists, ensuring they have the right tools of the trade, and downloading offline maps of their itinerary. But you might be making some planning missteps and not even realize it. Here are six planning mistakes you may not...

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Cache Carnival festivities from around the world

Cache Carnival festivities from around the world

From March 25 through April 14, 2019 geocachers around the world celebrated geocaching creativity and diversity with Cache Carnival. During this time geocachers showed their love for quality geocaches by awarding 378K Favorite points, and attending one of 1,223 Creation Celebration events around the world. Six souvenirs featuring carnival masks could be earned by...

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