Now Boarding for Geocaching GeoTours

Now Boarding for Geocaching GeoTours

Geocaching GeoTours are popping up around the world, from a GeoTour of 100 State Parks in the Washington State Park Centennial GeoTour to the Thing Sites GeoTour that explores ancient meeting sites through Northern Europe. GeoTours are specifically designed to turn your next vacation, day trip or geocaching expedition into an extraordinary adventure. Locals in each destination pick out the...

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Name that geocache: What size is this?

Name that geocache: What size is this?

Deciding the size of your geocache can be a bit like ordering a coffee drink from your local coffee-snob barista—overwhelming!  Before you’ve even had your caffeine pick-me-up, you are forced to decide whether you would like a Short, Tall, Grande, Venti, or even Trenta (yes, “Trenta” is now a real size). Choosing the correct size for...

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A geocache made in Hollywood (but placed in Washington). — Ring of Fire (GCJYHZ) — Geocache of the Week

A geocache made in Hollywood (but placed in Washington). — Ring of Fire (GCJYHZ) — Geocache of the Week

Maybe this was the train Ozzy Osbourne was singing about in “Crazy Train”. Photo by geocacher Brasstax. This week’s Geocache of the Week was born from the depths a fiery train crash. You might be thinking, “Jeez, that’s kind of a bummer. I hope no one was hurt in the wreck.” Until, of course,...

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Geocachers Help Grant a Make-A-Wish® for a Geocaching Teen

Geocachers Help Grant a Make-A-Wish® for a Geocaching Teen

Jared and geocachers at Evergreen Park in Bremerton, WA. A lot of geocachers will pull over between point A and point B to find a geocache. For Make-A-Wish® recipient, Jared, he and his family would often pick up geocache finds between home and the hospital. His early teenage years were often spent in hospitals...

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Geocache Care – How to Earn Both Types of Smileys

Geocache Care – How to Earn Both Types of Smileys

Practice Proper Care and “Feeding” of Geocaches Good geocache maintenance is the story of two smiles. You earn a digital smiley for your Geocaching profile by finding a geocache. If you’ve found a well-maintained geocache it often leads to a real, in the flesh, teeth showing, ear-to-ear smile. Now, we’re on a quest for...

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World’s Oldest Unfound Geocache is Found! – Getting the FTF After 12 years

World’s Oldest Unfound Geocache is Found! – Getting the FTF After 12 years

The noble steed and the river. Many anxious geocachers set alerts to ping them when a new geocache is published. Within minutes of going live, a geocacher rushed to claim the FTF (First to Find). In the case of one lonely geocache, in an uninhabited swath of Canada,  it took nearly 12 years for...

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Check with the moon before you go. – Father Thames & the Mermaid (As tides go by) – Geocache of the Week: Video Edition

Check with the moon before you go. – Father Thames & the Mermaid (As tides go by) – Geocache of the Week: Video Edition

Before we get started with the very first Geocache of the Week: Video Edition, a quick note: the video contains spoilers with permission from the geocache creator. Some geocaches are found easiest at night, others during the day. And some, like this week’s Geocache of the Week, are easiest at low tide (high tide...

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Ontario Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour

Ontario Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour

Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour Discover a piece of Canadian history this summer with the Heritage Hide’n’Seek GeoTour. On this tour, you’ll make your way to 16 geocaches in northern Ontario that will teach you facts about fascinating people, places and events that helped shape Canadian history. You’ll have the opportunity to find urban and remote geocaches in...

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Announcing the May 2013 Geocacher of the Month

Announcing the May 2013 Geocacher of the Month

OHMIC – Geocacher of the Month Thanks to all those geocachers around the world who added their comments to help name the May Featured Geocacher of the Month.  Each of the nominees receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ for their contribution to the worldwide community. The three nominees for the May Featured Geocacher...

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Enter the Geocaching International Film Festival

Enter the Geocaching International Film Festival

Click the image to learn more Earn a spot for your geocaching video on the big screen. Enter your geocaching video into the first annual Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF). GIFF will showcase the best videos from geocachers around the world. You could win a 5-year Geocaching Premium membership, a personalized trophy and more!...

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Stats: Unleash Your Geocaching Geek

Stats: Unleash Your Geocaching Geek

Maps, Charts & Graphs: Your Geocaching Stats Revealed It’s a Geocaching Premium member perk you may not know about and a Basic member feature that’s fun to explore. Here’s the link you need: My Geocaching Statistics. We can talk about the cool graphs, the charts and the milestones, but you just have to see...

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4 Tips to Avoid Getting ‘Hangry’: Snacks for the Geocaching Trail

4 Tips to Avoid Getting ‘Hangry’: Snacks for the Geocaching Trail

Reid’s Personalized Nut Jumble (Note: Clearly snacks do not belong in geocaches unless you’re actually using them as Tupperware.)  Geocachers are always prepared. GPS? Check. Pen? Check. But wait! What should you bring to combat the growling stomach that inevitably follows a finding frenzy on the geocaching trail? To answer this most important of...

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One geocache to rule them all — Helms Klamm (GC2WGRR) — Geocache of the Week

One geocache to rule them all — Helms Klamm (GC2WGRR) — Geocache of the Week

When one ring threatened to destroy the realm, only one creature could be trusted to venture into the unknown and return it to the fiery depths of Mount Doom—a geocacher. Or at least, that’s how this version of the story goes. Create your fellowship and follow the hobbit footprints to this week’s Geocache of...

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A glimpse of what the caches will look like June 15th.

A glimpse of what the caches will look like June 15th.

  Link to the event Welcome to the first release of geocaches for the Virginia Capital Power trail! We invite all geocachers from Virginia to enjoy Charles City and all its history. 50-60 caches will be published this day as we celebrate the beginning of summer and start of the VCPTThe boy scouts will...

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