The geocaching spectrum runs from the ease of drive-up light pole caches all the way into the dark world of mind-bending themed Multi-Caches. The geocaches like the “Forbidden Zone Geocaches” (FBZ) around San Diego, California push geocachers to their mental and physical extremes. It took two years for Jim Epler (SGTF) to create the complex and conspiracy-laden series of seven geocaches. Jim says FBZ draws inspiration from the Project A.P.E. caches. Seven caches are hidden in and around San Diego. The story line for the FBZ geocaches has players assume the role of an agent investigating a link between extraterrestrials [...]
This video follows Ohio, USA geocachers Keith Lemons (keithlemons) and Nancy Steyer (27jack) as they visit the three caches required to complete the Triad. Beware, the video containers spoilers. The Triad is one of the crowning achievements of geocaching. Geocachers must log three specific geocaches: the APE Cache Mission 9: Tunnel of Light, Groundspeak Headquarters and the Original Stash Cache. Each find is rich in geocaching tradition. The geocaches do not need to be logged in any particular order. The Original Stash Tribute Plaque hides outside of Portland, Oregon. The plaque there commemorates the placement of the first geocache in [...]
Editor’s Note: Kiet and Jill Callies (kietc) along with their daughter visited Groundspeak HQ on June 18th, 2010. It was their 1001st straight day of geocaching. The journey began on September 22, 2007 and ended that day at HQ. Kiet authored this guest blog. This is his story. These are his words. Here’s what you can learn from a team that completed a geocaching streak of 1001 days. When we started our streak on September 22, 2007, it was a reboot of a previous 41-day streak, broken by work commitments, which just whetted our whistles for the big one. No [...]
You can’t take it with you. The adage is a common enough saying, but when it comes to geocaching, it’s an outright lie. You can take it with you whether you’re road tripping for business or during a family holiday. A group of Lackeys did just that this weekend. They road tripped from Seattle, Washington USA, one state south to Oregon. Why? The Lackeys revisited a movie at the heart of all things geocaching. They took part in the celebration “Never Say Die – The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration”. “The Goonies” is a classic location based treasure hunting film featuring [...]
Okay. So, this will all come together, promise. A children’s story by Lewis Carroll came to life again earlier this year. The latest incarnation of Alice in Wonderland includes the standards like talking animals; cats, rabbits and caterpillars galore. But agree or not, the story’s leading lady Alice is a geocaching pioneer. The adventure seeker finds a rabbit hole (read: geocache)… and slips into another world (read: geocaching enthusiast). Sure, Alice is in 3D and there’s the whole Johnny Depp situation, but really, a stretch? I don’t think so. Remember your first geocache? Whether you’ve found ten more, a hundred [...]
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