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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 [...]

Winner Winner Geocache Dinner! — Wheel of Fortune … Spins (GC282CQ) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Wheel of Fortune … Spins (GC282CQ)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3.5/3.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Finding a geocache can be as simple as walking to a location and looking down. But after a while, it’s natural to want to change it up—even make it more difficult. With this geocache, you won’t have to solve a word puzzle to make the find, but you will have to spin the wheel. Around the edges of this spinning contraption, loosely based on the television game show “Wheel of Fortune”, are many containers—only one of which holds the logbook. [...]


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