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Climbing for a Smiley

Looking down, there is nothing for 30 feet and then the leafy floor of the Potsdam forest in Germany. My head is red from exhaustion. When I look at my hands, they are shaking. I try to write my geocaching username in the small logbook, but the letters are scrawly. “At least I did not forget the pen down there,” I think to myself. “Now you have to come down” Ralf (Geocaching username: DeepdiverBerlin) calls from below. Ralf’s specialty are T5 caches. Geocaches with a terrain 5 rating require specialized equipment. That can be a boat, a vehicle with 4 [...]

Geocaching Caption Contest 41 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

Help us find a caption for this stealthy predator – geocaching cat Mr. Pickles – , like “Just follow your nose to the geocache!” Tell us your funniest caption for this picture! You could even win a ‘barely coveted prize’ (emphasis on the ‘barely’) in the 41st Geocaching Caption Contest. This picture was discovered on the Recent Geocaching Log Images page.  You can discover the 1000 most recent images from recent logs. Submit your best caption by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your Geocaching username in all entries. Then, explore captions other geocachers have posted. “Like” the caption that you believe should take [...]

100 Days in Space – International Space Station Travel Bug Mission Update

“What does your food taste like?” Students from Tinker School in Waterbury, Connecticut ask astronaut Rick Mastracchio and get the answer straight from space. Mastracchio says: “We have all kinds of food here on the space station. Most of the food has all the air and water removed to make it smaller and lighter. Then when we want to eat it we add water to it and it returns to its original form and shape. It does not taste as good as the food you have at home but it is pretty good.” Almost 100 days ago geocachers at more than [...]

Geocaching in Space – Q&A with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio

Students ask – Astronaut Rick Mastracchio answers On his final trip to Space on November 2013, Astronaut Rick Mastracchio packed along a Geocaching Travel Bug to the International Space Station (ISS). The little Travel Bug connected with students all over the world to teach about space travel, science and geography. Since then many school kids have posted their questions on the Travel Bug details page, where Astronaut Rick Mastracchio (Geocaching name AstroRM) has answered them one by one. This is a collection of the question and answers that teachers can bring to their classroom and students can soak up. For the [...]

New Years Resolutions for…Your Travel Bug®

The beginning of each year is traditionally the time to set new goals. Some might want to shed a few extra pounds, or make more time for family and friends. As a geocacher, you can set very specific goals to up your geocaching game in 2014. You might want to tackle a D5/T5 or finally find this tricky geocache that you just cannot spot. You maybe want to host your first CITO-Event (Cash in Trash Out) or hide a creative geocache. This January might be the time to take new year resolutions a step further, look at your trackable items [...]


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