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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Happy Halloween! – Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) – Geocache der Woche

Happy Halloween! – Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) – Geocache der Woche

Pass auf den Geist des Hagen auf, wenn Du Dir diesen Smiley schnappen willst! Foto mit freundlicher Genehmigung von die Helden Geocache Name: Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Schwierigkeit/Gelände Bewertung: 1.5/2 Warum ist das der Geocache der Woche: Es gibt wohl keinen besseren Zeitpunkt als Halloween, um in die dunklen Wälder aufzubrechen und einen der...

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Happy Halloween! – Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) – Geocache of the Week

Happy Halloween! – Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) – Geocache of the Week

Watch out for the Ghost of Hagen while earning this smiley. Photo courtesy of die Helden Geocache Name: Geist des Hagen (GC11JM6) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There’s no better day than Halloween to venture into the dark woods of Germany to hunt for one of the country’s...

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Geocaching Caption Contest 40 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

Geocaching Caption Contest 40 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

Your caption here With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to get creative – and not only with your costume! Help us find a caption for this perfectly dressed up little geocacher, like “Trick or SWAG!” Tell us your funniest caption for this picture! You could even win a ‘barely coveted prize’...

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Tips on Geocache Hints

Tips on Geocache Hints

  Sometimes geocaching hints create a confusing chorus that doesn’t lead anyone closer to the actual geocache. “Hints” like, “It’s in the obvious place” or “Yes, it’s really there” or “You don’t really need a hint” lead to a little confusion and a lot of shoulder shrugging. The hint shouldn’t spoil the exact location...

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