As the legend goes, Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone to become King of the realm. Sometimes when I finally pull the logbook from a micro-cache, I feel like a king too. For those who want a little more of an experience fit for a true king, finding this week’s Geocache of the Week will put you on the right track. While you could probably rate the original Excalibur at difficulty and terrain 5, the geocache Excalibur (GC2VQ88) in the Netherlands clocks in at a mere 1.5 for each. The story begins in the geocache description, where new evidence [...]
Geocaching can be a bit like searching for hidden treasure. For instance, just like having an X on a map, we have satellites that tell us exactly where the “booty” is hidden. And just like a treasure chest filled with gold doubloons, we have ammo cans that are filled with…Well maybe that’s a bad analogy. Anyway, it’s no secret that geocachers have a certain affinity for seafaring, treasure-hunting, patch-and-parrot-adorned pirates—so finding a pirate-themed geocache like this week’s Geocache of the Week should be on every geocacher’s to-do list. Geocacher Nashuan‘s first geocache, creatively named Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C), is an [...]
For many geocaches, the hard part is finding the actual container. Most of us have seen geocaches that are hollowed-out bolts, some that look like rocks or plants, and some that are so tiny, you need a magnifying glass to see them. The good part is once you hold those geocaches in your hand, the hard part is over. On the flipside, you have geocaches like this week’s Geocache of the Week, where finding them is just the beginning. Mechalumpus (GC1W1ZD), placed with land-owner permission in Western Australia is fairly easy to find. Minus the trees and the camouflage paintjob, it’s [...]
Some geocachers align themselves with pirates sailing across the sea in search of buried treasure. Others liken geocaching to being a secret agent on a special mission to recover a coveted piece of intelligence. Personally, I’ve always had an affinity for pretending I’m a certain brown-fedora-wearing adventure-archaeologist on a search for a forgotten artifact. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to enjoy this week’s Geocache of the Week. Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) takes you on a quest that parallels the plot of the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Even though you (most likely) won’t encounter any [...]
If you’re maintaining your month-long streak during the 31 Days of Geocaching, you’ve probably found out that you can’t always get out to a local park or natural area to earn your smiley. Many times, the find for the day is just a quick park and grab, a nano on a bench, or another lamp-post. But urban geocaching can offer much, much more, as this week’s Geocache of the Week proves. Urban geocaches can be just as amazing as those hidden deep in the woods. QuadLockLog (GC330KJ) is not your typical urban geocache. Unlike many urban geocaches, stealth isn’t necessary. [...]
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