(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!). [...]
Geocache Name: Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3.5/5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Besides the fact that this geocache is located on an abandoned ship that’s amazing, slightly creepy and made of concrete? This geocache will test your bravery and boating skills, as well as teach you a lesson about history. During World War II, when steel was at a premium, engineers and ship builders moved to the next logical material: concrete. More than 50 ships were made in this fashion and served as transports and freighters. This particular ship ran aground at some point and has [...]
Geocache Name: Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Uhhh, did you see the photos? This location is amazing! And if you’re in the United States and celebrating Thanksgiving, the hike to this geocache is a great way to work up a hunger or burn off some of the food you just ate. Geocaching often takes us to amazing places that we never would have known about otherwise. In fact, I had no idea these caves existed until a fellow Geocaching HQ staffer visited them. In addition to taking you to [...]
This past August I had the pleasure of meeting Andi Beyer and Jim Williamson, founders of the “Going Caching” Mega, for the first time. They had just flown to Seattle to attend this year’s Geocaching Block Party and were introduced to me because Geocaching HQ had chosen to send me to this year’s version of their event in Warm Springs, Georgia. We hit it off immediately. They made some bold promises about how much fun I would have at their event and I became super-excited to trek across the country for their Mega-Event. Often when one travels to mega events [...]
Geocache Name: Arkadia (GC4R1CQ) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 4/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: We’ve seen geocaching combined with quite a few things: movies, tv shows, urban legends, etc… And now, thanks to some ingenious geocache creators, a classic arcade game. This geocache surfaced thanks to Reddit user malken, who posted a video of the geocache in the geocaching section of the site. Once geocachers figure out the first stage and make it to the second stage, the real fun begins. For those of us who grew up in the 80s, it will most likely be a breeze, but others may [...]
Finding Your First Geocache
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