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The Two Millionth Active Geocache – Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) – Geocache of the Week

Derek H on March 6, 2013, 7:44 pm

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Just one of the many congratulatory images left in a note on the two millionth geocache.

Just one of the many congratulatory images left in a note on the two millionth geocache. Uploaded by geocacher paparazzi patsy, who added, “enjoy the honors of being the CO of the 2,000,000th cache!! And CONGRATULATIONS to the FTF!!!”

Last week, we hit a major Geocaching milestone: our two millionth active geocache. This feat happened only three years after the millionth geocache, which means our favorite activity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To continue the celebration, this week we’re featuring the geocache that put us at the two-million mark: Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Part of the Geocaching congratulations package sent to rAMPant_1 from Geocaching HQ.

Part of the Geocaching congratulations package sent to rAMPant_1 from Geocaching HQ.

Take one look at the log book and you’ll see just how excited the Geocaching community is about the two millionth geocache. There are more than 1500 notes from geocachers all over the world sending congratulations and well wishes to the geocache creator, rAMPant_1.

Geocacher TheRadioheads writes, “Wow, what a milestone to have: we would like to add our congratulations on having the 2,000,000th cache published.” Geocaching HQ got in on congratulating rAMPant_1 by sending a Geocaching care package. The package includes personal tags from those that work at Geocaching HQ and Lackey Geocoins. Who knows, they may end up as swag in the 2,000,000th active geocache.

And that geocache is no walk in the park. The difficulty and terrain are both 3.5 and the search includes a scramble up a short, steep slope. From ground zero, you’ll get an amazing view of Alice Springs and the surrounding country.

View to the west from ground zero. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.

So far, Overwatch #1 only has one find by geocacher tttedzeins, but we’re guessing that this geocache will have plenty of “found it” logs soon.

Note posted on the "Overwatch #1"

Note posted on the “Overwatch #1″

Are you planning on making the trip to Alice Springs to log the two millionth active geocache?

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.

View from the site of the two millionth geocache. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.

  • majorjarhead

    Groundspeak should have had a souviner for anyone placing a cache between 1,999,000 and 2,001,000. A dozen new souviners for countries I’ve never been to and probably never will did not excite me at all. I put 10 new ones out and that in and of itself is fine. Sort of thought they would. If they have them gor 12/12/12 and whatever, what is the criteria?
    majorjarhead

  • http://www.facebook.com/melanie.herberg Melanie Herberg

    is there (or will there be?) a souvenir associated with this?

  • fire550

    I totally agree with you totally.


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