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Just hangin’ with my gnomeys — Gnomesville (GCHTN7) — Geocache of the Week

Just hangin’ with my gnomeys — Gnomesville (GCHTN7) — Geocache of the Week

Welcome to Gnomesville! Photo by geocacher Crumps Geocache Name: Gnomesville (GCHTN7) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: While out geocaching, you can meet some pretty interesting folks. Sometimes it’s another geocacher who joins the hunt. Other times it’s a curious muggle who discovers their new favorite hobby. And then...

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The 4 Most Common Geocache Hiding Mistakes

The 4 Most Common Geocache Hiding Mistakes

Make your geocache smile… 4 things to avoid when hiding a geocache (Cough Cough) Hello class, and welcome to a quick installment of the 4 most Common Geocache Hiding Mistakes. Why read on? It’s like knowing the four common routes where there’s a bridge out, or heavy road construction, or a locust migration. These...

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The Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching: WWFM

The Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching: WWFM

World Wide Flash Mob – The Spice of Geocaching Life It’s your time to bask in the geocaching limelight, with fellow geocachers from around the world, for 15 fast minutes. Join one of hundreds of Geocaching World Wide Flash Mob events on June 7, 2014. The WWFM events are Geocaching Event Caches on fast-forward. They’re 15...

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5 Tips for Getting Your Film into GIFF 2014

5 Tips for Getting Your Film into GIFF 2014

Last Year’s GIFF Geocoin. Photos by Suzi-Pratt.com By Reid,  Around this time last year, my co-HQer and the great Geocaching Block Party organizer, Amy, said something like, “Hey Reid, so it turns out we have access to a very large screen for Block Party. What should we do with it?” After a thoughtful pause...

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Now You Can Find a Geocache on a Scrabble Board

Now You Can Find a Geocache on a Scrabble Board

Geocache will be added to the official Scrabble dictionary. 9 Years, 16 competitors, 1000s of Votes, 16 points Earlier this month, Hasbro, the company behind the game of Scrabble, held a contest for fans to vote for the first word to be added to the official Scrabble dictionary in nine years. It. Was. A....

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I have to stick my hand where?!? — The Federation MUST PAY! (GCGX5D) — Geocache of the Week

I have to stick my hand where?!? — The Federation MUST PAY! (GCGX5D) — Geocache of the Week

These fierce lions guard the geocache. Be sure not to wake them up! Photo by geocacher Altmans3 Geocache Name: The Federation MUST PAY! (GCGX5D) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 4/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: To earn a smiley and watch your find count tick up another notch, there are few things geocachers wouldn’t...

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5 Tricks of the Trade for Geocaching with Kids

5 Tricks of the Trade for Geocaching with Kids

  Geocaching HQ’ers Annie Love (front left)  AKprincesswarrior (center) lead Pathways middle school students on their first ever geocaching adventure – and they loved it! Geocaching: Middle Schooler Tested and Approved By:  Maria McDonald. A new generation discovers the GPS device. As a Geocaching HQ staffer often tethered to the office, I love it...

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Help This Blog Post Help You Geocache

Help This Blog Post Help You Geocache

    There’s No Place Like Home (Coordinates)   If you’re seeing new nearby geocaches and nearby Event Caches listed in your weekly installment of the Geocaching Newsletter, you’re already a geocaching mastermind. You know that by pinpointing your location in your profile, the weekly newsletter becomes your personal geocaching assistant. If you’re not...

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Remnants of Days Passed — Who Turned Out the Lights? Geocache Series (GC4QRT0) — Geocache of the Week

Remnants of Days Passed — Who Turned Out the Lights? Geocache Series (GC4QRT0) — Geocache of the Week

Go that way! Photo by geocacher BobbynAnjii Was Here Geocache Name: Who Turned Out the Lights? Geocache Series Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2–4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Dotting the United States are large concrete arrows. Some point East to West, others, North to South. Are these landing directions for UFOs? The answer...

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The Madness After Maker Madness

The Madness After Maker Madness

Get ready to find some amazing geocaches this summer! A Maker Madness event log! When geocache makers go mad, you’re the real winner. Get this.  From March 28 – April 7, over 21,000 geocachers in more than 50 countries took the Maker Pledge.  By signing this pledge, geocachers around the world promised to “live and...

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