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Nightcaching at Sweden’s largest Mega-Event

Nightcaching at Sweden’s largest Mega-Event

Andrea, representing Geocaching HQ. Photo: Marcus Bengtsson Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Andrea Hofer attended Swedens oldest and largest annual Geocaching event – FUMBLE AFTER DARK 2013. This is Andrea’s account of her trip. After attending Florida Finders Fest, I hopped...

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DIY Geocaching Swag

DIY Geocaching Swag

  One of the first rules of geocaching involves the matchbox cars, the bouncy balls and the lady bug erasers staring up at you from the bottom of the geocache. That’s geocaching SWAG – or Stuff We All Get. Geocachers trade swag by replacing items in the geocache with something of equal or greater value. Now you can...

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Announcing the October Geocacher of the Month

Announcing the October Geocacher of the Month

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) The geocaching community gave thanks this past month for three dedicated geocachers from three very different corners of the world. All the nominees were creative hiders who have committed themselves not only to maintaining their geocaches, but also to maintaining and...

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Concrete floats! — Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) — Geocache of the Week

Concrete floats! — Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) — Geocache of the Week

Ominous, isn’t it? It’s also made of concrete. Photo by geocacher *Hänsel&Gretel* Geocache Name: Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3.5/5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Besides the fact that this geocache is located on an abandoned ship that’s amazing, slightly creepy and made of concrete? This geocache will test your bravery...

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The Olympic Geocacher

The Olympic Geocacher

Dee Wright Observatory on the Eugene, Cascades, Coast GeoTour (geocache nearby) Traits like stamina, speed and a competitive spirit transform average geocachers into superstars. For one geocacher, those same traits made him pretty darn good at something else, being an Olympic runner. Ian Dobson qualified and ran as a U.S. Olympian in the 2008...

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Shop Geocaching for the Holidays

Shop Geocaching for the Holidays

This holiday season one Geocaching gift will smile back at you as it travels the world, heck it might even wave. It’s the poseable and adorable trackable LEGO™ geocacher. Each LEGO™ geocaching adventurer features the Geocaching logo and a unique tracking code. Launch the geocaching game piece on a mission to explore as it bounces...

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A Mega-Event in Florida Paradise

A Mega-Event in Florida Paradise

Andrea Hofer, , reports from Florida Finder’s Fest   Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Andrea Hofer returns to her home state of Florida to attend the 2013 Florida Finder’s Fest. This is Andrea’s account of her trip. by Andrea: The 2013...

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Watch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the Week

Watch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the Week

From the mouth of the cave. Photo from the Geocaching Instagram: @GoGeocaching Geocache Name: Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Uhhh, did you see the photos? This location is amazing! And if you’re in the United States and celebrating Thanksgiving, the hike to this...

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Going Caching 2013 Mega-Event — Geocaching HQ Trip Report by Sean Boots

Going Caching 2013 Mega-Event — Geocaching HQ Trip Report by Sean Boots

The full crew from the Going Caching 2013 Mega-Event. Geocaching HQ’er Sean with a couple of happy geocachers. This past August I had the pleasure of meeting Andi Beyer and Jim Williamson, founders of the “Going Caching” Mega, for the first time. They had just flown to Seattle to attend this year’s Geocaching Block...

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#SpaceCaching on Planet Earth – The Photo Album

On November 6 and 7, 2013, more than 26,000 geocachers attended almost 1200 Geocaching in Space Events in close to 40 countries all over the world to watch a Travel Bug® make its way to the International Space Station (ISS). American astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who was asked to take the Travel Bug to space by its owner Czissors, plans...

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