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Name that geocache: What size is this?

Deciding the size of your geocache can be a bit like ordering a coffee drink from your local coffee-snob barista—overwhelming!  Before you’ve even had your caffeine pick-me-up, you are forced to decide whether you would like a Short, Tall, Grande, Venti, or even Trenta (yes, “Trenta” is now a real size). Choosing the correct size for your geocache can be just as tricky. What is the difference between “Regular and Small”? What in the world is a “Nano”? What does it mean when a geocache is labelled as “Other”? Knowing the answers to these questions can make all the difference in getting [...]

Share Your Waymarking Adventures

Reveal the hidden world around you with Unlock unique locations in more than 1000 categories like Scenic Railroads, Last of its Kind or even Ginormous Every Objects. Anyone with a profile automatically has a free profile. Simply use your username and password on Often times players combine both activities when they’re exploring another country or just down the block. Waymarking, like geocaching, offers a sense of discovery that’s waiting just outside your front door. provides tools for players to catalog, mark, and visit interesting landmarks and locations. Adventures around the world use waymarking to [...]

Announcing the December Featured Geocacher of the Month

Every month, Lackeys at Groundspeak Headquarters have the chance to learn about the outstanding geocachers in our community. They are nominated by community members for “Featured Geocacher of the Month” because they exemplify innovation, creativity, respect for the environment, and helpfulness. Based off of these nominations and the votes on our blog, each month Groundspeak selects one “Featured Geocacher.” We continue to be stunned by the number of quality candidates as well as the number of geocachers who participate in this monthly process. All three of December’s Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees have done amazing things for our community. [...]

Groundspeak Weekly Mailer– January 4, 2012

Teach Someone about Geocaching in 2012 Each New Year, millions of people around the world resolve to change something in their lives. Common resolutions include: getting in shape, stressing less, traveling more, and spending more time with family. You can put someone on the road to accomplishing all these things simply by introducing them to geocaching. If you are an educator, group leader, or facilitator, consider introducing geocaching to your group. Not only will they have fun going on an outdoor treasure hunt, but they will also learn about teamwork, problem-solving, navigation, and more along the way. Visit our new [...] Presents: Favorites

[This video contains spoilers with express permission from cache owners] Watch the Presents: Favorites video above to explore how geocachers use Favorite Points to find and reward amazing geocaches. Geocaching Favorites was introduced in December of 2010. The feature allows Premium Members to award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. Everyone can see how many points a cache has received.  Since Favorites was added to the website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded. Some geocachers award Favorite points to historic caches like The Original Stash Tribute Plaque. The location that records the placement [...]

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