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A photo is worth 1000 finds? – The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/3 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: For some geocaches, the photos you get are just as good as earning another smiley for the find. This just so happens to be one of those geocaches. After you make the beautiful hike up among the boulders, geocachers have the opportunity to take a pretty awesome photo standing on “Potato Chip Rock”. If you’re brave enough to walk out on it, that is. Plus, this geocache also happens to be one of the older geocaches in the world, placed in […]

Post-Apocalyptic geocaching — Red Sands Fort (GC1DVNY) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Red Sands Fort (GC1DVNY) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaching takes us to some pretty amazing places and can teach us the history of a location. This geocache takes you 8 miles out to see to a group of abandoned World War 2 era forts that were used to protect London from invasion. The history is incredible, but the view is what makes it worth it. Coming up to these forts evokes an almost post-apocalyptic feeling. The photos remind me of something I would read about in a zombie-survival novel. They’re quite […]

Brush up on your math skills. — Pythagoras (GC4DAY7) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Pythagoras (GC4DAY7) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/3.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Raise your hand if in middle-school math class you said, “I’ll never use this stuff!” Don’t worry, my hand is raised, too. And now here we are, remembering back to our algebra teacher’s lessons so we can earn another smiley. Excellent journeys and even better puzzles go hand-in-hand. This geocache combines the two and adds in a fantastic geocache container to create a story-worthy moment. All you have to do is figure out the numbers, remember how to use the Pythagorean theorem to solve the puzzle […]

High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Most geocachers love a good gadget cache and this geocache is a perfect example. These types of geocaches highlight the creativity and ingenuity of the geocaching community. Forests and other places where the gadget box won’t be mistaken for a real piece of equipment are great places for gadget caches. Many of these geocaches, while they may seem technologically advanced or difficult to create, were built by people with no prior experience. Thanks to the internet, you can learn simple engineering, programming and […]

Into the mountains we go! — The Gateway To The Matterhorn Summit (GCQC4R) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: The Gateway To The Matterhorn Summit (GCQC4R) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There are no shortage of amazing places in the world—but figuring out which ones to visit can be a daunting task. Luckily for geocachers, we can just look for nearby geocaches, take a look at photos, read logs and check out the favorite points. One look at this geocache’s photos and logs and it instantly went on my bucket list. What geocachers have to say: “Found during a vacation in the area. Wonderful views, hopefully I’ll climb to Matterhorn one day.” […]


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