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Nananananananana BATMAN! — Batman’s Batcave (GC8413) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on December 12, 2013, 7:00 am

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Geocache of the Week

(Not actual footage of the geocache.)

Geocache Name:

Batman’s Batcave (GC8413)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2.5/3

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

There are many reasons to hide a geocache: to bring geocachers to a beautiful location, show off an amazing geocache container, challenge geocachers to an extraordinary puzzle—or in this case, encourage geocachers to visit the lair of one of our favorite crime-fighting super heroes, Batman. Even if you didn’t grow up while the original Batman series was on air, you probably know of the amazing story lines, impeccable acting, and of course, the incredible dialog (Holy FTF Batman!). For fans of comics or the recent Batman movies, a visit to one of the most iconic caves in Hollywood history is a must.

What the Geocache owner, mshock, has to say:

“Batman’s Batcave was one of the first geocaches I ever found back in 2005 (I think it was my 10th or 12th).  I was a fan of the original TV series, for sure, and the cache represented my two favorite things about caching; #1 An interesting location (Hollywood history to boot!) #2 Hiking in Griffith Park.”

“I am a huge Hollywood history buff and happy to maintain the location so that tourists from all over the world can experience the thrill of seeing actual movie locations and such famous landmarks. I’m beyond flattered and thrilled at the number of favorite points and it definitely creates a sense of responsibility in me to keep it well maintained and active.”

And her message to fellow geocachers: “Be considerate of others.  When you are placing a cache,  make sure it is interesting/fun/safe, and make sure it is maintained.  When you are finding a cache, respect property and neighbors.  When you are logging a cache, be helpful and constructive with your criticism.  One harsh word can really put off a cache owner who was only trying to do something nice for you.”

# of Finds:

550

# of Favorite Points:

69

What geocachers are saying:

“We love visiting the Bat Cave, so we were very excited to learn there is a cache here…He found the cache after a bit of looking and said it was really cool, and remarked that it was one of the cleanest caches he’s seen in a while…Many thanks for this super fun one!” – Rosa Mundi

“My dad bought the old Batman series when I was young. Finding this place is awesome for me!” – tim_neal

“Always interesting to see places where movies and television shows were filmed. When my friend talked about doing this cache while he was out here, I placed it on my list of caches to do if I ever got out here. Well, this was the trip for me and I made a bee line here for this neat-o place.” – Hawaiian Ninja

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Photos/Video:

Batman isn't home. I hope Gotham is safe. Photo by geocacher goblin girl

Batman isn’t home. I hope Gotham is safe. Photo by geocacher goblin girl

Two geocachers reenacting one of their favorite scenes from the original series. Photo by geocahers Team Afrofish

Two geocachers reenacting one of their favorite scenes from the original series. Photo by geocahers Team Afrofish

The mouth of the Batcave. Photo by geocacher QuicVic

The mouth of the Batcave. Photo by geocacher QuicVic

If you could find a geocache near the filming location of any movie, which movie would it be and why? Tell us in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.

  • Donn Mukensnable

    Gravity… I want to visit the ISS before it de-orbits…

  • Mitzi_Paynor

    FWIW, the cache arrow is actually pointing about 100 yards too south. Go due north and you can see the cave in the satelite view


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