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Snooping near Snoopy — Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: A great gadget cache is tough to build. First, you have to come up with a clever idea. Then you have to plan, buy supplies and actually put them together—not to mention troubleshoot if there are problems. This geocache goes a step further by not only being a clever puzzle, but also a piece of art. The geocache owner placed this geocache on his own property and says that the neighbors just think it’s a neat decoration, but geocachers come from far [...]

The Ice King’s palace. — Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World (GC18G08) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World (GC18G08)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/3.5   Why this is the Geocache of the Week: EarthCaches not only bring us to amazing places, they also teach us about the processes that shape our planet. If you’re looking for an especially ‘cool’ EarthCache to find and earn your International EarthCache Day Souvenir on October 12, the ice caves near Salzburg, Austria should be high on your list. These caves even made Buzzfeed’s list of “19 Surreal Caves You Won’t Actually Believe Exist“. But beware: This EarthCache isn’t for the faint of heart. Geocachers must climb [...]

Step inside my geocache. — Tschröuwe-Galari (GC3V52D) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Tschröuwe-Galari (GC3V52D)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/3   Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Giant ammo cans, buckets, even whole cars—there are plenty of large-sized geocaches out there. However, few are large enough for you and a few of your friends to comfortably fit inside. In fact, you could even stretch out and take a mid-day geocaching nap inside this geocache. This geocache was once an unused farm house in the Austrian countryside. The geocache owner decided to breathe new life into this once ‘useless’ structure and turn it into something that brings to joy to geocachers [...]

3 Ideas for Creating a Deviously Clever Geocache

I recently attended a the Berkshire Geobash #3 Mega-Event in Massachusetts and came across one of the most devious hides I’ve ever seen. So devious, it inspired me to write a whole blog post dedicated to creating geocaches that some may consider “evil”. Not evil in the possessed by spirits evil, but evil in that when searching, frustration is inevitable. If you’re ever in western Massachusetts, near Pittsfield, finding My Wife Thinks I’m Nuts (GC1MW7), created by Gary, is an absolute must. Step 1: Decoys Geocachers with a few finds under their belts will have developed a keen geo-sense, i.e. [...]

Add CITO to Your Geocaching Vocabulary

CITO: Pick Up Trash and Pick Up a Find   Sigh-toe, see-tow, chai-to—No matter how you pronounce it, CITO (Cache In Trash Out) should be a part of every geocacher’s vocabulary. What’s it mean? It’s simple— whenever you’re out geocaching, clean up the area around you. It keeps the geocaching game board (the Earth, duh) clean and shows land managers that geocachers care. Here are a few tips to become the ultimate CITO champion: Pack an extra trash bag in your geocaching kit. Trash is gross! Bring gloves or a grabber tool. Organize or attend a CITO event and turn [...]


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