Why this is the Geocache of the Week:
When I first saw this geocache in a post on /r/geocaching, I knew it had to be a Geocache of the Week. The work and creativity that went into it was incredible, not to mention, it had already won an award during a local event. However, a few weeks later, I visited the geocache’s page to gather some info only to find that it had been archived! Drats! Luckily, it was only to change to its current location. Phew! The idea for this geocache is pretty ingenious and creates a great experience for any geocacher who finds it.
What the geocache owner, The Geers, has to say:
We had a jar of pennies and one day I just randomly thought of making an image with the different colours of the pennies and naturally make it into a geocache…While we were in Cologne, Germany on vacation in June, we went to a flea market and saw some old iron locks which we thought would be really cool to use in a cache. A few weeks later, I made the connection between the locks and the pennies in that they were both magnetic (or at least some of the pennies were) and decided to make it a puzzle where the cacher had to use a magnet to find the magnetic pennies of which one would hold the key. After that it was a lot of drawings, trips to Home Depot, and construction and of course coming up with a name and a location. So all in all the whole project took about 3 – 4 months.
I very much enjoyed the logs that people wrote, especially in connection with the CCAR event because we were doing it as well. So by reading the logs as they came in throughout the day, it was such a neat experience to see the different situations that the cache went through…Even a few days after the event, I very much enjoyed reading the comments from cachers who decided to find it after talking to other cachers or after they saw it on Reddit. Getting the favorite points was nice and winning the CCAR category was pretty awesome, but it was the logs that really made it worth all the effort.
To the geocaching community: Making a bigger, more creative, and more involved geocache is a very exciting experience and the response you get from people finding and solving it definitely makes it worth the effort! Just make sure you put it in a safe place so that geocachers can enjoy it for a long, long time!
What geocachers are saying:
“I decided to make the short drive to the cache site this evening and certainly wasn’t disappointed with the cache. Simply a well thought out idea, design and constructed cache – TFTH and challenge!” – Sleepy_hollow
“Arriving near gz, we made short work of the first level of defences and moved onto the second. This one proved a bit harder than necessary for Daddy Duck as he was in full pirate mode and thought he had to pick the lock with the hook. Once that was figured out, success was had and thanks to the instructions everything was put back nice and tidy. Loved the symbol as well!” – Dancing Ducklings
“Really Really neat Cache. Noticed there were a lot that were not magnetic. Took awhile to find the right one. My favourite cache ever!!!!!!!” – Ewok Cacher
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