8 Tips to Answer the Eternal Question, “Is it even here?”

8 Tips to Answer the Eternal Question, “Is it even here?”

The Eternal Question: “Is it even here?” If you’ve geocached for any length of time, say 60 seconds, this question has run through your mind, “Is it even here?” You’ve checked the fence. You’ve checked under the bench. It’s not hanging from a branch on the tree. It’s not even close to your knee....

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Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the Week

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the Week

The journey be treacherous, tis not fer the faint o’ heart! Photo by geocachers TEAM DESERT EAGLE Ahoy mateys, today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so all of ya landlubbers best be arrggghhh-ing, knockin’ back some grog, an’ searchin’ for me treasure—lest ye walk the plank and be stowed away in Davey...

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Shipwrecks and Geocaches – A River Reveals a World of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks and Geocaches – A River Reveals a World of Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks The gurgling waters of the Credit River in Ontario, Canada tell a story of seafaring disaster.  Nearly every 1/10th of a mile those floating the lazy waterway unlock the story of a shipwreck. That’s if they know the secret. The stories of more than 140 shipwrecks are recorded in geocache after geocache. Tubing...

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How to Bring Your Geocaching “A” Game

How to Bring Your Geocaching “A” Game

Don’t worry, it happens in every relationship. Your geocaching game might fall into a rut. But geocaching has more to offer than you have ever suspected. Here are a few tips to take your geocaching game to the next level and make it more rewarding than ever. Check out your Geocaching statistics and push your comfort...

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Fun with a Side of Mega-Event Geocaching

Fun with a Side of Mega-Event Geocaching

Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are joining geocachers at Mega-Events around the world to celebrate and share the adventure of geocaching. Amy Faulkner, attended the 11th Annual Geocaching Hampton Roads Picnic (GC42NJJ). This is Amy’s account of her trip. Amy (in middle) with the basket logbook I recently traveled across the country from Geocaching HQ in Seattle,...

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Take that, clown! — Pennywise the Clown (GC3XB2Z) — Geocache of the week

Take that, clown! — Pennywise the Clown (GC3XB2Z) — Geocache of the week

I admit it, I really dislike clowns. For instance, if there’s one on the street handing balloons to children, I’ll cross to the other side of the street so I don’t have to get within a few feet of him/her. While I know I’m not alone, I think I’d definitely get over my dislike...

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DIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden Before

DIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden Before

Did you see that out-of-this-world geocache or maybe you’ve heard whispers of it in geocaching lore? It’s the geocache with King Arthur’s sword in a stone, that geocache placed at the scene of a Hollywood train wreck, or maybe it’s even a birdhouse that houses no birds or something else that’s magical, ingenious and never-before-seen in...

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31 Days of Geocaching in Review

31 Days of Geocaching in Review

We did it! Whether you found one geocache in August or a geocache every day of the month, you joined a global team of more than a half-million adventurers who geocached last month. How many completed the 31 in 31 challenge? An amazing 26,228 geocachers found a geocache each day in August. That’s 10...

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August Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

August Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) A finder that’s also a hider, a hider that’s done plenty of finding, and then a newer hider/finder that’s using YouTube to connect to new geocachers. The nominees for Geocacher of the Month are all that and hail from three different...

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The Once and Future Geocacher — Excalibur (GC2VQ88) — Geocache of the Week

The Once and Future Geocacher — Excalibur (GC2VQ88) — Geocache of the Week

The sword in the stone. Photo by geocacher Lady dreamhummie As the legend goes, Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone to become King of the realm. Sometimes when I finally pull the logbook from a micro-cache, I feel like a king too. For those who want a little more of an experience...

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Advice to Geocache Hiders from Law Enforcement

Advice to Geocache Hiders from Law Enforcement

Use a well marked. clear container whenever possible Here are two words geocachers crave hearing when their geocache is published, “Found it.” And then there are two words all geocachers would prefer never to hear when talking about a geocache hide, “suspicious device.” In an age of increased concern, geocachers must be increasingly diligent...

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Minelab Photo Contest in Final Months

Minelab Photo Contest in Final Months

PoteauPets – February Winners Geocaching goes hand-in-hand with snapping a few shots of the wildlife and your adventure along the way. And sometimes combining two passions like photography and geocaching pays off.  Check out some of the early winners in Minelab’s Ultimate Geocaching Hunt photo contest. Seven geocachers have already won the photo of...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching in 3 Steps

A Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching in 3 Steps

A double-whammy: a magnetic and camouflaged geocache Geocaching Back to Basics Geocaching is actually pretty basic when you write it out—someone hides a geocache and challenges anyone to try to find it. Whether you’re new or a geocaching veteran, it’s good to renew some of the other basics. It makes geocaching an adventure worth...

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Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the Win

Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the Win

  Dear Geocaching Diary, Whew! What a crazy, wonderful, mixed-up month we have had here at Geocaching HQ. In the last few weeks, we hosted a party that brought geocachers from all over the world together (Geocaching Block Party – maybe you’ve heard of it?), celebrated International Geocaching Day, and unveiled the first ever...

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