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DIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden Before

DIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden Before

Did you see that out-of-this-world geocache or maybe you’ve heard whispers of it in geocaching lore? It’s the geocache with King Arthur’s sword in a stone, that geocache placed at the scene of a Hollywood train wreck, or maybe it’s even a birdhouse that houses no birds or something else that’s magical, ingenious and never-before-seen in...

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31 Days of Geocaching in Review

31 Days of Geocaching in Review

We did it! Whether you found one geocache in August or a geocache every day of the month, you joined a global team of more than a half-million adventurers who geocached last month. How many completed the 31 in 31 challenge? An amazing 26,228 geocachers found a geocache each day in August. That’s 10...

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August Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

August Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) A finder that’s also a hider, a hider that’s done plenty of finding, and then a newer hider/finder that’s using YouTube to connect to new geocachers. The nominees for Geocacher of the Month are all that and hail from three different...

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The Once and Future Geocacher — Excalibur (GC2VQ88) — Geocache of the Week

The Once and Future Geocacher — Excalibur (GC2VQ88) — Geocache of the Week

The sword in the stone. Photo by geocacher Lady dreamhummie As the legend goes, Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone to become King of the realm. Sometimes when I finally pull the logbook from a micro-cache, I feel like a king too. For those who want a little more of an experience...

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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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