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 [...]
Earn a Souvenir on International EarthCache Day Is your calendar handy? Circle October 12, put a smiley on it, and write, “We’re finding an EarthCache.” It’s International EarthCache Day, the first Sunday of Earth Science Week and it’s your chance to join the global geocaching community in discovering a unique geocaching experience. Each person who logs a “Found it” for an EarthCache on Sunday, October 12, receives a new digital souvenir for their Geocaching profile. The souvenir will only be available on October 12, so start planning now. EarthCaches take geocachers to a special geological location. You might discover a giant boulder left by a glacier thousands of years [...]
Remember the year 2000? In the United States a pound of bacon only cost $3 and a gallon of gas set people back $1.26. The iPhone was still 7 years away from being introduced. But on September 2, 2000 some hearty adventurers, tired of being tied to an office cubicle day after day, launched Geocaching.com. The adventure to inspire outdoor play through GPS technology began. Just like any story-worthy journey Geocaching.com’s beginning was filled with uncertainty. Before geocache joined the ranks of approved Scrabble words or a Geocaching game piece rocketed to the International Space Station, Geocaching.com launched with only [...]
Some geocaches stand out above the rest. It could be the container, the location, or something else that makes earning these smileys memorable. These geocaches deserve recognition—which is why every Thursday, you can see the Geocache of the Week right here on the Geocaching Blog. This week, you can even tag along with 4 Geocaching HQ staffers as they find a Geocache of the Week in this new video. Now it’s your turn. Have you found a geocache that totally blew your mind? A geocache that took you on a journey of epic proportions? Nominate it as a Geocache of the Week here.
What’s Your Geocaching Friend-o-meter Read? Check out your fancy Geocaching Refer-a-Friend page. It’s your tool to introduce friends to the adventure of geocaching. The custom link is yours, and yours alone to share however you’d like: paste it, post it, email it, whatever. When friends click on the link, you’ll deliver them to this friendly welcome page. They’ll see a nearby map, a “What is Geocaching?” video, and a link to a create a free Geocaching account. You’ll see that string of zeros on your Refer-a-Friend page start to climb.Each tick up from zero is another person you’ve brought into [...]
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