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Geocache of the Week Video Edition — De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)

Geocache Name: De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Last April, the Geocaching HQ videographer, reidsomething, had the opportunity to visit Bruges and attend a Mega-Event. While she was there, she had the opportunity to meet two geocachers and explore one of their multi-caches. Check out the video above to learn more about what makes this multi-cache amazing. What the cache owner, sdw2, has to say: “The thing we mostly like [about placing geocaches] is to think about something new and to work it out in our heads. Also exploring the area and [...]

Knock knock… — Who’s There? (GC3Z1EY) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Who’s there? (GC3Z1EY) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: First, check out the video up top—that should clear up most of it. This geocache shows an incredibly creative use of the Arduino computing platform. We’ve seen geocaches with pretty creative locks, but never one where you actually have to knock before it will let you in. Furthermore, this geocache, which seems like a pretty complicated device, was conceived and built by a CO with no technical background. His dedication to learning the proper way to build and program is a great example for [...]

Dive in and earn a smiley! – The Blue Hole – Half Moon Caye (GC2KFB8) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: The Blue Hole – Half Moon Caye (GC2KFB8) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/4.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: After receiving a little more rain in Seattle, I couldn’t help but daydream of somewhere sunny, warm and tropical. I remembered a place I’ve always wanted to go scuba diving and decided to see if there was a geocache nearby—and of course, there was! The Great Blue Hole in Belize was once named one of the top 10 scuba diving sites in the world by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The Blue Hole was formed through thousands of years of geologic processes, [...]

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. # [...]

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