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Category Archives: Travel Bugs

And the winner of the Trackable Week Story contest is…

Geocachers shared Trackable tales of adventures, challenges, and friendships. After careful consideration and deliberation, we are pleased to announce Log Dawgs as the Trackable Week Trackable story winner! Log Dawgs shared a story about his encounter(s) with “one of the greatest pieces of geocaching local lore”: LostGuys’ FTF Trophy (TBHYTP). The FTF Trophy is a Trackable with the special mission “to be found by the champion first to finders in the Houston Area and be displayed proudly for a short time on their mantle.” As a token of appreciation for sharing this great story, Log Dawgs will receive the newest Moun10bike Geocoin. LostGuys will also [...]

Trackable Tattoos – Never Lost

There is one way to ensure that your Trackable never goes missing – get a Trackable tattoo. Tattoos are not for everyone. In fact, there are fewer than 150 people who have ever earned the Trackable Tattoo icon. A geocacher can only receive the icon if they supply photographic proof of a Trackable tattoo to User pumpkinking27 has an impressive tattoo from 2010 that reflects his username and includes a Travel Bug called PumpkinKing27’s Trackable Tattoo. The goal of such Trackable tattoos is to be discovered by geocachers at events and during geocaching outings. Ultimately, the Trackable tattoo becomes an engaging record of personal [...]

Astro the Eyepiece: The Tale of a Travel Bug® on a Mission

The Travel Bug® that traveled 63,000 miles is back home in the U.S. state of Oregon. Astro the Eyepiece, a telescope eyepiece, was on the move for eight years before it was retrieved by its owner at Shelrik’s Happy Cache Inn (For TB’s & GC’s) this July 5th. Geramy, a.k.a. CrazyGAF, released the Travel Bug in 2004 with this mission: “Astro’s mission is to travel East…a long ways East! You see, Astro is a telescope eyepiece and would like to travel to Greenwich, England…home of the Greenwich Royal Observatory and Greenwich Mean Time! After his trip he wouldn’t mind traveling the world [...]

Ready, Set, Go: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race!

And so it begins – The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug® Race! Today we will release Trackables collected at the 2012 Geocaching Block Party into the HQ cache. To fulfill their Travel Bug destiny and win a great grab bag of swag and merchandise, these trackables must travel a minimum of 2013 miles and return to HQ in Seattle prior to the 2013 Geocaching Block Party. Additionally, these TBs will compete in the following categories: Fastest TB back to HQ (after traveling the minimum mileage) TB with the most mileage TB to travel to the [...]

Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Trackables – A Presentation

(Click the ‘CC‘ button to watch the video with subtitles) [Klicke auf dem "CC"-Button, um das Video mit Untertiteln] Trackables let you experience an epic journey, one story and one geocache at a time. Each log from your Trackable is a page in a digital diary. You can see exotic locations, read entries of your Trackable‘s travels, and connect with the geocachers who carry your Trackable from geocache to geocache. Trackables lassen Dich eine abenteuerliche Reise erleben, eine Geschichte und ein Geocache zu einem Zeitpunkt. Jedes Log Deines Trackables ist eine Seite in einem digitalen Reisetagebuch. Du kannst [...]

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