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I have to stick my hand where?!? — The Federation MUST PAY! (GCGX5D) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on May 1, 2014, 7:00 am

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Geocache of the Week

These fierce lions guard the geocache. Be sure not to wake them up! Photo by geocacher Altmans3

These fierce lions guard the geocache. Be sure not to wake them up! Photo by geocacher Altmans3

Geocache Name:

The Federation MUST PAY! (GCGX5D)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

4/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

To earn a smiley and watch your find count tick up another notch, there are few things geocachers wouldn’t do. We’ve seen geocachers hike for miles, climb mountains, rappel off structures and wade through mud. To find this geocache though, you’re going to have to take it a step further. I won’t give it away (spoilers below in the photos, FYI) but you’ll have to be brave and stick your hand somewhere you’re not entirely sure about. And aside from the bravery, this geocache adds a bit of humor to the geocaching experience, which is never a bad thing. For the hundreds of geocachers who have conquered their fears and gone for it: the results have been overwhelmingly positive. So the question is, are you brave enough?

# of Finds:

513

# of Favorite Points:

112

What geocachers are saying:

“Hahaha!! What an awesome cache!! Thanks so much for the laugh” – sunbeammm

“Urban caching is usually not my favourite. This one made lot of fun. When 4 people climbing on a fountain in the middle of a crowded area this is absolutely a joy.” – maulaf_normanne

“Oh what a hoot! I had heard stories and tall tales about this one. Nice downtown area with only a few muggles around. Looked and pondered and looked some more. Spent time trying to retrieve something that wasn’t the cache, but in the failed effort to do I was inspired to stick my hand in the right place.” – Joshism

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!

 

 

 

 

Photos:

Taunting the beast. Photo by geocacher fatkidsOTWunite

Taunting the beast. Photo by geocacher fatkidsOTWunite

I just hope the lion didn't wake up after this. Photo by geocacher haley4tn

I just hope the lion didn’t wake up after this. Photo by geocacher haley4tn

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Photo by geocacher  hiddenrock

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Photo by geocacher hiddenrock

When was the last time you had to summon your bravery  in order to make a find? 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.

  • Misti Carter

    This Geocache should definitely be nominated: Geronimo! GC3AJ9N. In keeping with the theme of “I have to stick my hand where?!” This is a perfect addition. As one commenter said, “First time I’ve had to unzip a fly for a smiley but you do what you gotta do!” It’s quite creative and will give you a laugh for sure.

  • Cache Riprock

    LOL! We have one in Lancaster PA of a lion with the same GZ – best comment someone wrote was referring to feline proctology.

  • blakdogs

    Best geocache ever…saved it for one of my milestone finds. And later ended up marrying the geocacher who placed it


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