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That’s one way to get ahead. — Heads of State (GCE041) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Heads of State (GCE041) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There are some places that deserve to be seen. These rarely visited gems can be anything from a hidden pocket park to a piece of beautiful graffiti—or even a place full of giant presidential heads. However, you can’t always place a geocache there to bring people in. That’s where Virtual Caches come in. While a few rule changes made new Virtual Caches into Waymarks, some of the older Virtual Caches have been grandfathered in since they existed before the rule change. This spot, located in [...]

The Secret Double Lives of Geocaching Containers

Even though some geocache containers seem like they were handcrafted specifically for geocaching, most of them have been repurposed from something else. With things like Ammo cans, it’s pretty obvious what they used to be. For others, it requires a little bit of a deeper look into history:   Those Small, Clear Geocache Tubes aka Preform PET Tubes These small, waterproof, durable containers are perfect for micro-sized geocaches. They can be attached to different camouflage and will last a long time. Plus, the larger tubes can hold both a logbook and a pencil. But their story isn’t just geocaching. In [...]

Geocaching: The Video Game — LostSailRs: Uncharted Waters (GC55CDQ) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: LostSailRs: Uncharted Waters (GC55CDQ) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Getting creative with a new geocache hide takes some skill. Whether that’s just learning the art of how to hot glue camouflage without burning yourself or a bit of woodworking. Or you could take it a step further, like the cache owner of this geocache did and teach yourself HTML 5 and create an immersive geocaching video game experience. The time, effort and creativity that went into the puzzle, the game and the geocache itself are a perfect example of what makes a [...]

The most dangerous geocache in the world? – Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: First, to clear things up: we don’t condone taking unnecessary risks in order to find a geocache. No find is worth getting hurt over. And in fact, in order to find this geocache, you don’t have to walk along the precarious pathways bolted into the cliffside. That being said, very few times will you get the chance to do something this cool. And just think of the amazing selfies you could take! The pathways were developed several hundred years ago by those seeking to [...]

The wheels keep turning – A Moagem (GC4QYFG) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: A Moagem (GC4QYFG) [translated from Portuguese: The Grind] Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaches take on many forms: some are cool containers, some are in interesting places and some are mind-bending puzzles. This week’s Geocache of the Week is a combination of all three. The geocache itself is an incredibly well-made, large cryptex. Geocachers have to use the clues in the description to decipher the code, then line up the different wheels in the right spot to release the geocache. The place where this geocache resides is also interesting. “A Moagem” in Portuguese [...]


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