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Share the Joy of Geocaching & See the Results

It’s a fact: geocaching is better with friends. And another fact: geocachers love stats. Now you can bring your friends along, share the high-fives and earn a few more stats with the brand new Geocaching Refer-a-Friend page. Many geocachers found out about their favorite hobby from a friend or family member. You can invite your friends, family, acquaintances, favorite pizza delivery person, hairstylist… You get the idea. Share your personal invitation link on Facebook and Twitter, or with an email. And remember: as your friends find and hide geocaches, you can see a brand new set of stats start to climb. Invite your friends [...]

Tick tock… — Times Up (GC161PW) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Times Up (GC161PW) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaches come in all shapes and sizes. One of my favorite parts of geocaching is discovering the creativity that cache hiders use to take seemingly ordinary objects and morph them into geocaches. From birdhouses to phone booths, the possibilities are nearly endless. In this instance, one geocacher took the downtown bane of my existence and turned it into something I’d be delighted to see. Hopefully they disabled the actual metering functionality, otherwise I hope your geocaching pack contains quite a bit of change. # [...]

Your One-Stop Geocaching Resource is Right Here

You’ve really done it now. You’ve fallen down the geocaching rabbit hole. Suddenly, you’re speaking another language involving FTF, muggles and TOTT’s. But lo’ and behold, there’s so much more to explore in this wonderland of geocaching. Your one-stop shop is right here. Discover an inspiring Geocache of the Week—oddly enough, posted every week. Stand in awe of selfless contributions to the adventure from the Geocacher of the Month—weirdly named every month (and open for votes right now). There’s more though, as anyone down here in the geocaching rabbit hole will explain. You’ll also travel around the world, checking out Mega-Events in Belgium or the [...]

Planes, trains and epic hikes — Rund um den Gelmersee (GC32DQT) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Rund um den Gelmersee (GC32DQT) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/3 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: To get to many amazing mountain views, you have to endure a long and arduous hike. For the amazing views you get around the Gelmersee in Switzerland, you just have to hold on and ride the train up a 106% grade. And that’s not it—afterward, you can hike around the lake along narrow pathways carved into the stone walls as you collect clues for the Geocache of the Week. This geocache will take you to multiple stages on a tour around the lake [...]

A Geocaching Return from Space

Finally you’ll be able to post “Welcome Back to Earth” on our Facebook page! After orbiting the Earth nearly 3,000 times over six months, astronaut Rick Mastracchio (Geocacher: AstroRM) and a very popular Travel Bug® will return home from the International Space Station. Thousands of people, at more than 700 Geocaching in Space events around the world, watched as Mastracchio and a Travel Bug rocketed into space. Mastracchio has been living aboard the International Space Station since November of last year. He even geocached in space. He logged a First to Find on the International Space Station geocache placed by fellow geocacher Richard Garriott. He used the [...]

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