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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, [...]

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. # [...]

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 [...]

Just hangin’ with my gnomeys — Gnomesville (GCHTN7) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Gnomesville (GCHTN7) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: While out geocaching, you can meet some pretty interesting folks. Sometimes it’s another geocacher who joins the hunt. Other times it’s a curious muggle who discovers their new favorite hobby. And then there are the times when you meet a horde of gnomes in Australia. What? That hasn’t happened to you? Well head out to find this geocache and it will. Aside from making new friends, one of the best parts of geocaching is that it takes us to incredible (and sometimes strange) locations throughout [...]

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