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Advice to Geocache Hiders from Law Enforcement

Advice to Geocache Hiders from Law Enforcement

Use a well marked. clear container whenever possible Here are two words geocachers crave hearing when their geocache is published, “Found it.” And then there are two words all geocachers would prefer never to hear when talking about a geocache hide, “suspicious device.” In an age of increased concern, geocachers must be increasingly diligent...

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Minelab Photo Contest in Final Months

Minelab Photo Contest in Final Months

PoteauPets – February Winners Geocaching goes hand-in-hand with snapping a few shots of the wildlife and your adventure along the way. And sometimes combining two passions like photography and geocaching pays off.  Check out some of the early winners in Minelab’s Ultimate Geocaching Hunt photo contest. Seven geocachers have already won the photo of...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching in 3 Steps

A Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching in 3 Steps

A double-whammy: a magnetic and camouflaged geocache Geocaching Back to Basics Geocaching is actually pretty basic when you write it out—someone hides a geocache and challenges anyone to try to find it. Whether you’re new or a geocaching veteran, it’s good to renew some of the other basics. It makes geocaching an adventure worth...

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Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the Win

Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the Win

  Dear Geocaching Diary, Whew! What a crazy, wonderful, mixed-up month we have had here at Geocaching HQ. In the last few weeks, we hosted a party that brought geocachers from all over the world together (Geocaching Block Party – maybe you’ve heard of it?), celebrated International Geocaching Day, and unveiled the first ever...

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Geocaching Block Party Video and GIFF Winners Revealed

Geocaching Block Party Video and GIFF Winners Revealed

Adventurers from around the globe joined Geocaching HQ staff on August 17, 2013 to celebrate International Geocaching Day.  It’s tempting to measure the Geocaching Block Party 2013 in attendance (more than 3,000) or by the number of countries represented by geocachers (more than 12), but we preferred to look up from shaking hands and...

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Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the Week

Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the Week

A happy mini-cacher making the find. Photo by geocacher Fee&me Geocaching can be a bit like searching for hidden treasure. For instance, just like having an X on a map, we have satellites that tell us exactly where the “booty” is hidden. And just like a treasure chest filled with gold doubloons, we have...

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Announcing the Victors of The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race

Announcing the Victors of The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race

By Kara Bonilla Left: GBP2013 Tell Me Your Story! Center: TB racers at the starting line Right: GBP2013 – 2013 Miles to Say Hello! And the Travel Bugs have (finally) crossed the finish line! With the 2013 Geocaching Block Party now in the books, it’s time to announce the winners of the The Great...

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Master the 5 Ways to “Log Your Visit”

Master the 5 Ways to “Log Your Visit”

Navigating the “Log Your Visit” Options   The latest evolution of the Geocaching.com geocache details page serves up a new big button labeled “Log your visit.” And with big buttons comes big responsibility. With one click, you’ll uncover 5 different log types. Here’s a quick field-guide to help you navigate to the best option.Leaving...

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Final Week to Vote as Rand McNally and Geocaching Team Up for Best of the Road 2013

Final Week to Vote as Rand McNally and Geocaching Team Up for Best of the Road 2013

  It’s that time of year again for Rand McNally’s search for the best small towns across America! The annual Best of the Road program seeks America’s favorite towns with populations under 150,000 in multiple categories, including Most Beautiful, Most Fun, Friendliest, Best for Food and Most Patriotic. And, new this year, in association with Geocaching.com...

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Announcing the July 2013 Geocacher of the Month

Announcing the July 2013 Geocacher of the Month

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) The power of the worldwide geocaching community came calling for this Geocacher of the Month. The common denominator for all three nominees was the passion each nominee poured back into their community. From award-winning creative hides, to geocaching events that leave...

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