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The search for Hidden Creatures begins June 27, 2018

Spotted: Three legendary creatures hidden among towering trees and overgrown greenery. Be on the lookout for the hairy Bigfoot (and its enormous footprints), glorious Unicorn, and whimsical Fairy. Navigating through a mossy forest and looking for objects should feel familiar to all geocachers. For the next four weeks we will be highlighting the different...

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Six Do’s and Don’ts for GIFF Filmmakers

Six Do’s and Don’ts for GIFF Filmmakers

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera. If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2018 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are due August 1,...

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Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

Traditional GC5DAMP by TeamPhoenix421 Difficulty: 1 Terrain: 1 Location: Indiana, United States N 41° 28.290 W 087° 16.252 Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week If you drive along Route 30 in northwest Indiana between the cities of Hobart and Merrillville, you will pass between two famous confectionery suppliers. One of America’s largest candy companies (makers...

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From Sketch to Souvenir: the artist behind Hidden Creatures

From Sketch to Souvenir: the artist behind Hidden Creatures

With eight years of Geocaching HQ experience, graphic designer Roxxy is one half of the creative creatures that make up the design team here at HQ! She’s been designing souvenirs, geocoins, art, and more since 2010 and she is the artist behind the mythical beings of Hidden Creatures. We chatted with Roxxy to learn...

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Shop the official Hidden Creatures merchandise

Next week, geocachers will begin searching all over the world for Hidden Creatures while adding up to 13 souvenirs to their profile. Add even more to this experience with the Official Hidden Creatures merchandise from Shop Geocaching. Hidden Creatures merchandise is being sold by 19 different shops in 11 countries thanks to our participating...

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Let’s talk about geocache quality

Let’s talk about geocache quality

Today, we’re inviting you to join a community conversation about geocache quality. You have the opportunity to share thoughts about how you define geocache quality and what you think the community or Geocaching HQ can do to improve it. But before we get into specifics, let’s talk about why we think this conversation is...

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Get notified every time you earn a souvenir

Great news! You’ll never miss when you earn a new souvenir while using the Geocaching® app. You now get a notification every time you earn a new souvenir. Tap it to view the full souvenir, or simply dismiss it and keep on caching on. Speaking of souvenirs, don’t forget you can earn up to...

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Jardin du Tripot — Geocache of the Week

Jardin du Tripot — Geocache of the Week

Traditional GC5G0BH by scrouny Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Basse-Normandie, France N 49° 25.128 E 000° 13.967 In the heart of Normandy, overlooking the southern bank of the Seine, lies the small medieval town of Honfleur. Its history can be traced back to 1027 in a letter from Richard III, Duke of Normandy. The...

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Which Hidden Creature are you?

Have you ever wondered what type of mythical creature you are? Are you elegant and keen-eyed like a Unicorn? Beautiful and fiery like the Phoenix? Strong and shy like a Yeti? Take this quiz to find out which one of the Hidden Creatures you are! The search for Hidden Creatures begins on June 27!...

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Woest Willem – Geocache of the Week

Woest Willem – Geocache of the Week

Traditional GC4Y3F1 by De Bosmannetjes Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands N 52° 55.927′ E 005° 00.071′ What do geocachers and pirates in common? They both treasure the treasure. Avast ye landlubbers! Join us for another wild ride and learn more about the adventures of Woest Willem (Wild William), a once fierce scourge...

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