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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.” […]

Do you like lakes? — plitvice lakes (GC1FNKR) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: plitvice lakes (GC1FNKR) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Beautiful places like these don’t form overnight. It takes thousands of years of geologic processes for beauty to evolve out of rocks and water. While photos may enable you to appreciate the vibrant colors and incredible scenery, an EarthCache like this one gives you an appreciation for the processes behind the beauty by teaching you about the sequences that took place to form it. What geocachers have to say: “We had tour around beautiful lakes. Whole day we walked around the park. Lots of […]

Between a rock and…more rocks. — Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Pit Stop (GC5RM5D) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: This geocache is a perfect example of being extremely creative, while staying within the guidelines. The guidelines state that geocachers must not dig when finding or placing a geocache—however, like with this geocache, piling rocks on top of the geocache provides the same feel as a buried cache, without needing a shovel. What geocachers have to say: “Wow another GREAT cache from the CO!!! Dude you guys ROCK!!! Thanks for another creative cache. Keep up the great work!” – I C IT “Awesome set up!, this one […]

History and beauty in one spot — SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) — Geocache of the Week

  Geocache Name: SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaching can bring us to beautiful places, as well as teach us about the history of an area—this geocache does both. Ground zero gives you sweeping views of the Cape of Good Hope. You can see the crystalline blue water and sandy beaches for miles. By reading the geocache’s description, you’ll also learn about the history of this area—a tragic shipwreck took place just off shore. What geocachers have to say: “Easily found while visiting the Cape. Very nice hide, very very nice spot!” – AlteGurke […]


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