Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 2)

Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 2)

            6 Tips for Finding a Geocache in an Environmentally Friendly Way     In Geocaching in Harmony with Nature (Part 1), we gave you tips and tricks on how to hide an environmentally friendly geocache. A wise geocacher once said: “If you hide a geocache, someone will come...

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New Texas A&M Study: Geocaching Improves Physical and Mental Health

New Texas A&M Study: Geocaching Improves Physical and Mental Health

1,000 geocachers volunteered to be part of the first ever major study of geocaching and its effect on health. The 14-month Texas A&M study called Geocaching for Exercise and Activity Research (GEAR) launched in January of 2013. The first set of results from the study were presented on November 5 at the annual meeting of...

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What’s your high score? — Arkadia (GC4R1CQ) — Geocache of the Week

What’s your high score? — Arkadia (GC4R1CQ) — Geocache of the Week

Your geocaching skills will get you here, but your arcade skills will get you to the logbook. Photo courtesy of CO Svarta-Baskern Geocache Name: Arkadia (GC4R1CQ) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 4/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: We’ve seen geocaching combined with quite a few things: movies, tv shows, urban legends, etc… And now,...

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October Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

October Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (sun flare optional) A geocache owner with seven different geocache types, a couple that teaches boy scouts and girl scouts about geocaching, and a geocacher with five geocaches, each of which that have north of 100 Favorite Points—those are the nominees for the October...

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The First Lesson: We Were All Beginners Once

The First Lesson: We Were All Beginners Once

  Remember your first geocaching find? That fist-pumping moment when you finally spotted the hidden container? Let us answer for you: Of course you do! Whether you’ve found 10,000 or 10 geocaches since, your first geocaching experience won’t be forgotten. That experience of being a beginner geocacher was also your first lesson in geocaching. Now beginners have a...

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The First Geocaching First-to-Find in Space

The First Geocaching First-to-Find in Space

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio with the Geocaching Travel Bug in the International Space Station Photo Courtesy: Nasa An American astronaut Rick Mastracchio (AstroRM) enters the Geocaching history books. He logged the First-to-Find (FTF) on one of the most exclusive geocaches in existence. It’s a geocache hidden five years ago aboard the International Space Station. The...

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Geocaching Quick Quiz: Name that Lingo

Geocaching Quick Quiz: Name that Lingo

Sometimes reading geocache logs can be as tricky as deciphering top secret super spy codes. Check the geocaching acronyms in the log book below. Can you decrypt this geocaching lingo? To reveal the answers… Just. Scroll. Down. …   You’re. Almost. There. The answers revealed! Are you a geocaching super spy?   These are...

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I hope you packed your paddle. — Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the Bridge (GC921) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

I hope you packed your paddle. — Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the Bridge (GC921) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

  Geocache Name: Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the bridge Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/4.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is by boat. You can take in the sights on the many canals that flow throughout the beautiful city. Of course, if you can pick...

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Geocacher vs. Zombie – Who wins?

Geocacher vs. Zombie – Who wins?

Brains! Brains! Editor’s Note: No geocachers were hurt in the making of this story. Based upon true geocaching events that occurred on the Washington-Canadian border on October 26, 2013. Guest Blog Post By Jayme Hewitt (Username: benandjayme) Permits are important – even when hunting zombies! I awoke with an uneasy feeling in my stomach on...

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Does Your Geocache Pass the D2W Test?

Does Your Geocache Pass the D2W Test?

Three things can ruin any geocache. It’s true whether your geocache is a creative hide, a geocache that delivers hikers deep into the untamed wilderness or a fantastical Puzzle Cache with a big surprise twist. If your geocache is soaked through with water, the container is cracked or geocachers don’t know it’s a geocache...

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Flood Tested – Geocacher Approved: Lost Cache Found Years Later 30 Miles Downstream

Flood Tested – Geocacher Approved: Lost Cache Found Years Later 30 Miles Downstream

Geocache found after 3 years after washing away in a flood Isn’t a wet logbook the worst? Or maybe a geocache filled with water is the worst? Or a geocache that isn’t well-marked might be the worst? Or  maybe even a geocache that can’t be found because it’s washed away by a flood is actually,...

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Extraterrestial Geocachers? — Head Alien Series (GC253ZN) — Geocache of the Week

Extraterrestial Geocachers? — Head Alien Series (GC253ZN) — Geocache of the Week

This alien is all smiles. Photo by geocacher JBase Geocache Name: Head Alien #01–51 (Here’s the bookmark list with all 51 caches) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: One of the best parts about geocaching is that there are plenty of ways to play. Some geocachers are all about...

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Geocaching #SpaceCaching in Photos – It’s Launch Time!

Geocaching #SpaceCaching in Photos – It’s Launch Time!

The countdown begins. It’s t-minus 12 hours and ticking down toward liftoff of a rocket bound for space. U.S. astronaut Rick Mastracchio will pack along a Geocaching Travel Bug on his six month mission to the International Space Station. He’ll use the Geocaching game piece, which typically moves from geocache to geocache on Earth,...

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116 Geocaches an Hour and Aliens

116 Geocaches an Hour and Aliens

Annie Love on the E.T. Highway By Annie Love – Imagine: The midnight darkness of the desert is lit only by a pale moon. You’re driving down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere Nevada.  You see the wink of a...

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