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Sunshine and Pancakes — Punakaiki Pancakes Earthcache (GCN98H) — Geocache of the Week

  Geocache Name: Punakaiki Pancakes Earthcache (GCN98H)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There’s no denying the fact that the best cure for the wintertime blues are summer and breakfast foods—more specifically, pancakes. Conveniently, the entire Southern Hemisphere is enjoying their summer right now and this EarthCache will bring you to some of Mother Nature’s own pancakes—just don’t try to eat them. When you earn a smiley for this EarthCache, you’ll not only get to take in some breathtaking views, you’ll also learn an Earth-science lesson. Did you know that EarthCaches are a joint effort [...]

Epic Winter Adventure Awaits! – Georgia on my mind (GCV3AH) – Geocache of the Week

      Geocache Name: Georgia on my mind (GCV3AH)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/3.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: All across the Northern Hemisphere, geocachers are braving colder temps in order to earn smileys, keep streaks alive and get outdoors. It’s difficult to stay stoked on geocaching while the weather isn’t ideal, so this week’s Geocache of the Week is a little bit of winter inspiration. Not only is it the first geocache in Georgia (the country), it’s nestled high-up on a mountain, ready for skiers and snowboarders to find it. The team that hid this geocache [...]

Getting warmer… — Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/2.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: As the first Geocache of the Week for 2015, this geocache sets the bar pretty high for the rest of the year. While it’s located in a nearby park, this multi-cache takes you on a journey that requires a few specific tools of the trade. It begins with a 9V battery to power the Arduino computer inside. From there, you need to either raise or lower the temperature of the probe on the geocache. Once you’re at the right temp, you’ll get the [...]

Ahoy New Souvenir! — Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/3.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: On December 22, we’ll be celebrating our love for geocaching around the world by releasing six new country souvenirs. One of those countries is Greece. This geocache will take you on a journey to a little-known cove, where you can relax, soak up some sun, and gaze at the awesome new souvenir you just earned. Country souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. Souvenirs that are currently available can be found here. You can view [...]

It’s time to get stealthy. – Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: On December 22, we’ll be celebrating our love for geocaching around the world by releasing six new country souvenirs. One of those countries is Belgium. Stealth is one of the key skills needed for urban geocaching. This geocache, located at one of the most popular attractions in Brussels will put you to the test. Country souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. We revealed Croatia will also be among the [...]


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