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World’s Oldest Unfound Geocache is Found! – Getting the FTF After 12 years

World’s Oldest Unfound Geocache is Found! – Getting the FTF After 12 years

The noble steed and the river. Many anxious geocachers set alerts to ping them when a new geocache is published. Within minutes of going live, a geocacher rushed to claim the FTF (First to Find). In the case of one lonely geocache, in an uninhabited swath of Canada,  it took nearly 12 years for...

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Check with the moon before you go. – Father Thames & the Mermaid (As tides go by) – Geocache of the Week: Video Edition

Check with the moon before you go. – Father Thames & the Mermaid (As tides go by) – Geocache of the Week: Video Edition

Before we get started with the very first Geocache of the Week: Video Edition, a quick note: the video contains spoilers with permission from the geocache creator. Some geocaches are found easiest at night, others during the day. And some, like this week’s Geocache of the Week, are easiest at low tide (high tide...

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Ontario Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour

Ontario Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour

Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour Discover a piece of Canadian history this summer with the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour. On this tour, you’ll make your way to 16 geocaches in northern Ontario that will teach you facts about fascinating people, places and events that helped shape Canadian history. You’ll have the opportunity to find urban and remote geocaches in...

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Announcing the May 2013 Geocacher of the Month

Announcing the May 2013 Geocacher of the Month

OHMIC – Geocacher of the Month Thanks to all those geocachers around the world who added their comments to help name the May Featured Geocacher of the Month.  Each of the nominees receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ for their contribution to the worldwide community. The three nominees for the May Featured Geocacher...

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Enter the Geocaching International Film Festival

Enter the Geocaching International Film Festival

Click the image to learn more Earn a spot for your geocaching video on the big screen. Enter your geocaching video into the first annual Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF). GIFF will showcase the best videos from geocachers around the world. You could win a 5-year Geocaching Premium membership, a personalized trophy and more!...

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Stats: Unleash Your Geocaching Geek

Stats: Unleash Your Geocaching Geek

Maps, Charts & Graphs: Your Geocaching Stats Revealed It’s a Geocaching Premium member perk you may not know about and a Basic member feature that’s fun to explore. Here’s the link you need: My Geocaching Statistics. We can talk about the cool graphs, the charts and the milestones, but you just have to see...

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4 Tips to Avoid Getting ‘Hangry’: Snacks for the Geocaching Trail

4 Tips to Avoid Getting ‘Hangry’: Snacks for the Geocaching Trail

Reid’s Personalized Nut Jumble (Note: Clearly snacks do not belong in geocaches unless you’re actually using them as Tupperware.)  Geocachers are always prepared. GPS? Check. Pen? Check. But wait! What should you bring to combat the growling stomach that inevitably follows a finding frenzy on the geocaching trail? To answer this most important of...

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One geocache to rule them all — Helms Klamm (GC2WGRR) — Geocache of the Week

One geocache to rule them all — Helms Klamm (GC2WGRR) — Geocache of the Week

When one ring threatened to destroy the realm, only one creature could be trusted to venture into the unknown and return it to the fiery depths of Mount Doom—a geocacher. Or at least, that’s how this version of the story goes. Create your fellowship and follow the hobbit footprints to this week’s Geocache of...

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Essentials for Your Geocaching Adventure

Essentials for Your Geocaching Adventure

The great explorers who charted the globe knew a thing or two about being prepared. They crafted a checklist of essentials before they even thought about leaving homeport. You’re now among the newest generation of explorers, but your checklist still needs the same essentials and a few brilliant new innovations (like bug spray). A...

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Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the Week

Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the Week

The month of May is the most popular time of year for climbing the tallest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest. While there is an Earthcache at the very top, most of us won’t have the time or money (guide services can cost thousands) to make the summit. In fact, many of us (me included),...

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