A killer rabbit, the Holy Grenade of Antioch and Monty Python’s search for the Holy Grail all intersected at one precise location in 1975. This Scotland location is Tomnadashan Mine, but for fans of the British comedy troop Monty Python, and the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the location is best known as the lair of the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. The geocache “Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Scene 21″ (GCP439) has brought more than 100 adventurers to the location since it was hidden in 2005. Some geocachers even add their own makeshift props adapted from the [...]
Travel Bugs® are Trackables that move from geocache to geocache. They are attached to “hitchhikers” that take many forms — everything from action figures to toy cars to cinder blocks. Travel Bugs are explorers and ambassadors that crisscross the world, gaining stories on each step of their trek. This Lost & Found video showcases the journey of a Travel Bug around the world. Geocacher Devbrain launched Coaster Coast in 2006. The Travel Bug ended up back in his hands after traveling more than 23,000 miles around the globe. Watch as he launches another Travel Bug, Coaster Coaster Coast, in an [...]
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 [...]
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