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October Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comment

You know you’re a geocacher if…   You talk to into your GPS as if it’s a cell phone when a muggle walks by… The 1 Dollar/Euro store makes you happier than Disneyland… You’ve been to a CITO event (Cache In, Trash Out), and… You’ve been nominated for Geocacher of the Month! This month, these three awesome people know for certain that they’re geocachers (in case they had any doubts before). Here’s your opportunity to  help decide who will take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left). Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the [...]

Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. It says… (Part 1)

(Part 1 of a 2 part story… read Part 2)   Sometimes history sneaks up on you… while you’re trying to preserve the future.   It happened to a group of geocachers clearing garbage from a roadside marshland just west of Calgary, Alberta. The geocaching event is called a CITO (Cache in Trash Out). The group cleans up geocaching friendly locations. They had already found and removed a room-sized carpet, a fractured row boat and a steel rope. The location they chose to help cleanup is a wild space frequented by migratory birds. Jean-Francois Cianci (known in the Geocaching word as Monkeyturtle) [...]

Add CITO to Your Geocaching Vocabulary

CITO: Pick Up Trash and Pick Up a Find   Sigh-toe, see-tow, chai-to—No matter how you pronounce it, CITO (Cache In Trash Out) should be a part of every geocacher’s vocabulary. What’s it mean? It’s simple— whenever you’re out geocaching, clean up the area around you. It keeps the geocaching game board (the Earth, duh) clean and shows land managers that geocachers care. Here are a few tips to become the ultimate CITO champion: Pack an extra trash bag in your geocaching kit. Trash is gross! Bring gloves or a grabber tool. Organize or attend a CITO event and turn [...]

Get ready for GIFF 2014!

Get ready for the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival! This year at the Geocaching International Film Festival we received 60 entries from over 15 different countries. After the team of Geocaching HQ judges carefully reviewed each entry, we are excited to announce the 16 finalists that will be screened at the second annual GIFF on August 15 in Seattle! Congratulations to: Geocaching in Canada TheBarnSwallows Toronto, Canada First to Find – The Woodland Hunt CarboKnightLuke United Kingdom La Búsqueda (The Search) nitesco Ciales, Puerto Rico C9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline) Peter! Portugal Love Geocaching Chiliconsushi Lille, France Geocaching Therapy L’Avanguardia Team [...]

Geocaching Near the Top of the World – Finnish Style

Mega-Smiles at Latitude 61 in Finland Editor’s note: Geocaching HQ staff are  attending dozens of Mega-Events around the world, shaking hands, sharing stories of adventure, and of course, geocaching. Each person at Geocaching HQ brings their own unique talent to advancing the adventure. Some write code for the website, others design images for the apps, and some shoot videos explaining it all. Cindy or  Frau Potter works with geocaching community volunteers. This is her Mega-Event experience. At Latitude 61, this time of year days are long and nights are short. With sunrise at 4:00am and sunset at 11:00pm, I found this [...]


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