Posts Tagged ‘ Geocache of the Week ’

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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Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the Week

Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the Week

The month of May is the most popular time of year for climbing the tallest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest. While there is an Earthcache at the very top, most of us won’t have the time or money (guide services can cost thousands) to make the summit. In fact, many of us (me included),...

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Don’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the Week

Don’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the Week

Geocachers wear many hats—explorer, adventurer, stealth agent, pirate, and climber, just to name just a few. Sometimes, like in the case of this week’s Geocache of the Week, the hat geocachers wear is actually the geocache itself. To earn your smiley for Head Case (GC2TD8M), located near Denver, Colorado, USA, you’ll have to make...

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Home sweet boulder. — Lameirinha (GC16670) — Geocache of the Week

Home sweet boulder. — Lameirinha (GC16670) — Geocache of the Week

I’m expecting Fred and Wilma to walk out at any moment. Photo by geocacher trinamixx Out of the numerous things geocaching has taught me, one of the special skills that has carried over into my day-to-day life has been to look more closely at everything. For example, at first glance, the photo above may...

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May the Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Cache (GC2FDRQ) – Geocache of the Week

May the Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Cache (GC2FDRQ) – Geocache of the Week

Jedi mind tricks aside, this is the geocache you’re looking for. Luckily, you won’t have to travel to a galaxy far far away to find it. This week’s Geocache of the Week, Star Wars Cache (GC2FDRQ), takes us to the filming location for the Mos Eisley scenes in Star Wars IV: A New Hope....

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Venture into the sky without leaving the ground. – Way to Heaven (GCPJDZ) – Geocache of the Week

Venture into the sky without leaving the ground. – Way to Heaven (GCPJDZ) – Geocache of the Week

  “Hey, I can see my house from up here.” Photo by geocacher devilmanrocco. At 12,461 ft (3798m) the Grossglockner stands proudly as Austria’s tallest mountain and the tallest peak in the Alps. Though incredibly impressive from afar, those that dare can take a closer look with the Grossglockner High Alpine Road—a winding stretch...

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A Geocache 113 Million Years in the Making – Dinosaur Valley Earthcache (GCQMHY) – Geocache of the Week

A Geocache 113 Million Years in the Making – Dinosaur Valley Earthcache (GCQMHY) – Geocache of the Week

  Staring contest, you and me. Go. Photo by geocacher Indigo Parrish. Millions of years ago, a sea covered a large portion of the land that is now the United States. During this time, dinosaurs called Sauropods and Theropods roamed North Texas. Some experts* say they were geocaching, potentially looking for terrain five geocaches....

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Become a U.S. National Park Ranger for a Day – Park Employee for a Day Geocaches (GC42GX2) – Geocache of the Week

Become a U.S. National Park Ranger for a Day – Park Employee for a Day Geocaches (GC42GX2) – Geocache of the Week

  Counting some of the Everglades’ natural residents. Photo by geocacher lilyfly. Getting plenty of fresh air, enjoying beautiful scenery, exploring wondrous destinations—United States National Park Rangers have a job that many of us dream about. However, it’s not all fun and games. Park rangers work tirelessly to help preserve natural areas, protect endangered...

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An Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the Week

An Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the Week

Moai on Easter Island. Easter Island was given its name by an early Dutch explorer, who landed on the island on Easter Sunday, 1722. However, the Polynesian locals know it as Rapa Nui. This is one of the most remote inhabited islands on the planet and home to the EarthCache, Rano Kau – Rapa...

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Don’t Forget to Bring Your Brain — Antron’s Puzzle Box #2 (GC40M7T) — Geocache of the Week

Don’t Forget to Bring Your Brain — Antron’s Puzzle Box #2 (GC40M7T) — Geocache of the Week

Antron’s Puzzle Box #2. Photo by Thibaud Oost The geocache description reads, “No need for screwdrivers, hammers or explosives to open this box,” but after taking a look at this puzzle box, we’re not so sure. Some geocaches show you amazing vistas, others take you on subterranean adventures, and some—like this difficulty 4, terrain...

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