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Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Castle Northmoor (GCX612) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There’s hidden history all around us—and geocaching is a perfect way to discover it. Seeking out this geocache will bring you to a castle tower—no, not in Europe—in Kansas City. While Missouri isn’t traditionally known for its castles, this tower has been bringing joy to geocacher’s faces since 2006. The tower itself was constructed in 1980 by Harlan Shaver, which included the structure as well as the intricate carvings throughout the interior. For a more detailed history, the geocache page even has a phone [...]

Epic Find, Epic Selfie — Kjerag (GCXKXJ) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Kjerag (GCXKXJ) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: When you see a 3, 4, or 5 next to “Terrain” on a geocache, you can usually count on two things: 1) it’s going to be a pretty good hike and 2) there will most likely be an epic photo-op at the end. Sometimes earning the smiley can take a backseat to the amazing photographs that get taken from GZ. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the Geocaching Instagram or search #geocaching on Instagram. Photography and geocaching go hand-in-hand, so it’s only appropriate [...]

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 [...]


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