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Happy Holidays from Geocaching HQ!

Happy Holidays from Geocaching HQ!

Happy Holidays! This holiday season, we’re giving thanks for everything the geocaching community (that’s you) does. In 2013 alone, Geocaching surpassed the 2 million active geocaches mark and the community grew to over 6 million geocachers. Plus, there were thousands of amazing events worldwide—we even celebrated as a Travel Bug® launched into space! But...

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A Piece of California in Germany — Wellingtonie (GCXGEX) — Geocache of the Week

A Piece of California in Germany — Wellingtonie (GCXGEX) — Geocache of the Week

If this tree turns out to be an Ent, just start running. Photo by appropriately named geocacher, Happy Tree Friends. Geocache Name: Wellingtonie (GCXGEX) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaches tell the story of a specific location. Sometimes the story is something as simple as “I enjoyed a...

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From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the Snow

From the Desk of Moun10Bike: How to Keep Your Geocaching Streak Going in the Snow

Moun10Bike’s desk at Geocaching HQ: where office life and geocaching magic collide. The Geocoin that started it all turned 12 this year. Geocaching HQ is home to a geocaching legend. His title is Community Liaison to Engineering. His name is Jon Stanley. He’s better known as Moun10Bike in the geocaching world.  As one of the world’s...

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New Video: Geocaching Etiquette

Never be embarrassed again when asked if you put the fork on the right side of the geocache or the left. Become a geocaching etiquette champion after watching this quick, fun Geocaching Etiquette video. You’ll develop good trading habits, learn all about trackables, what to do around muggles and more. Watching the video is a...

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November Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

November Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) From the cold winter nights in the frigid north to the warm beaches of tropical paradise, the nominees for Geocacher of the Month share (at least) one thing in common: dedication. Each nominee is being honored for their contributions to the...

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Nananananananana BATMAN! — Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) — Geocache of the Week

Nananananananana BATMAN! — Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) — Geocache of the Week

(Not actual footage of the geocache.) Geocache Name: Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/3 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There are many reasons to hide a geocache: to bring geocachers to a beautiful location, show off an amazing geocache container, challenge geocachers to an extraordinary puzzle—or in this case, encourage geocachers...

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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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