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The most dangerous geocache in the world? – Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) – Geocache of the Week

The most dangerous geocache in the world? – Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) – Geocache of the Week

For something like this, you have to spell extreme like this: “XTREEEEEEEMMMMEEEE”. Photo by geocacher poizon Geocache Name: Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: First, to clear things up: we don’t condone taking unnecessary risks in order to find a geocache. No find is worth getting...

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How to DNF a DNF

How to DNF a DNF

Sometimes, expectations don’t match reality. Sometimes, geocachers are absolutely fine with that. The team of intrepid Geocaching HQ’ers who left Seattle on Friday, June 27th were expecting their weekend culminate in a hike halfway up Mount Rainier. At 10,080 feet in elevation, the Camp Muir hike wasn’t one to scoff at. For five hours,...

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Allegany State Park Geobash IX Mega-Event

Allegany State Park Geobash IX Mega-Event

Signal, Amy and the whole ASPGB IX crew Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images...

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Introduce Friends to Geocaching with this 1 Free App

Introduce Friends to Geocaching with this 1 Free App

Geocaching has never been easier to share or take along on a spontaneous adventure. The official Geocaching Intro apps for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone serve up beginner geocaches. The app is loaded with helpful advice, tips and videos to turn muggles into geocachers in just a few clicks. The apps offer your friends everything they...

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The wheels keep turning – A Moagem (GC4QYFG) – Geocache of the Week

The wheels keep turning – A Moagem (GC4QYFG) – Geocache of the Week

The geocache during the creation process. Photo courtesy of fundao365 Geocache Name: A Moagem (GC4QYFG) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaches take on many forms: some are cool containers, some are in interesting places and some are mind-bending puzzles. This week’s Geocache of the...

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First to Find 4,355 Days Later

First to Find 4,355 Days Later

Remember that time we wrote about a FTF after 12 years? Maybe we weren’t being specific enough. That was a FTF after 4,337 days. Geocachers are born to break records, to test limits, to push boundaries. So when four guys set out in a boat on a journey to an obscure island to find...

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Time to Phone-a-Friend: Sometimes hiding a geocache takes two

Time to Phone-a-Friend: Sometimes hiding a geocache takes two

RandolphAgarn and I camped out to (sneakily) watch the FTF in action. 2 x 2 Makers and Hiders Unite It takes all kinds to make geocaching the quirky, wonderful, interesting hobby/game/community that it is right now. Some like to solve puzzles, others like to trek across mountains; some are serial geocache finders, and others...

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More Geocaching Vacation Destinations Closer to Home

More Geocaching Vacation Destinations Closer to Home

  GeoTours Deliver Geocaching Adventure Around the Globe   In the time-honored geocaching tradition, it’s a map that helps tell the story. Check out the blue pins scattered across the world on the Geocaching GeoTours map. Each marker is a GeoTour location. Each GeoTour is a chance to explore a unique destination as only geocaching...

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World Cup Caching! — The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT) — Geocache of the Week

World Cup Caching! — The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT) — Geocache of the Week

Floating right over the meeting of the waters. Photo by geocacher moppel2009 Geocache Name: The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: With much of the world in the grips of World Cup fever (Go USA!), we thought it would be a great time to show...

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3 Reasons to Rediscover Your Home Coordinates

3 Reasons to Rediscover Your Home Coordinates

  You might think this is an ordinary pier in Blaine, but GC2VW16 is nearby. You’ve read about geocaching in far off lands, on ships and mountains…even in space. Wild, exotic geocaching stories make the news so often, that sometimes they seem more common than, well, the commonplace.   But for once I’m tired...

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