The Geocaching Blog


Author Archives: Jeremy Irish

Jeremy is the president and co-founder at Groundspeak, the company that started Geocaching.com, Waymarking.com and Wherigo.com. He lives in the Emerald City (Seattle).

The Eureka Moment: Challenges

By Jeremy Irish, To me, the core geocaching experience is the “eureka moment” when finding a cache. The word, Eureka, comes from the ancient Greek εὕρηκα heúrēka, meaning “I have found it.” I love this word. It represents that elated feeling of discovery when you move a few leaves to discover that container in the woods, or reaching under a park bench to extract a magnetic key holder. It is a sense of accomplishment and marks the end of a successful journey. Finding a geocache is fun and rewarding, but I’ve always been frustrated of the limitations of a geocache. [...]

Celebrating 10 Years in Germany

In an area next to Ulm University, a short drive away from Stuttgart, Germany, is a 130 year old abandoned fort occupied by a few sheep, some goats and a donkey named Paul. It was here on June 19th that local geocachers hosted Das Ulmer FORT – the Mega Event in Germany for 2010 (GC20002). Six months ago the local geocaching community started preparations for the event. The fort had been neglected for 30 years, so an army of volunteers had to dig out the, err, deposits left by the local residents. The electricity had to be rewired, sharp protrusions [...]

Geocaching.com Finds a Blog

It’s hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago since we started Geocaching.com as a hobby web site. During this time we have heard some amazing stories. I’ve had many incredible personal experiences and have met some amazing people. We’ve always lamented the lack of time to tell the stories of geocachers, geocaches and geocaching experiences. This is why I’m so excited about the launch of this blog and Groundspeak’s Lost & Found. Eric Schudiske has joined on as one of Groundspeak’s newest Lackeys to manage Groundspeak’s Lost & Found and will be the main writer for the [...]


Copyright © 2000-2010 Groundspeak, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.