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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. [...]

The Ultimate Hiding Tool — Swiss Army Knife of Geocache Containers (GC53TZQ) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Swiss Army Knife of Geocaching Containers (GC53TZQ)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Tweezers, magnifying glasses, flashlights, log rollers, backpacks—the sheer number of Tools of the Trade (TOTTs) for geocaching is incredible. But most of these go for finding geocaches? What about for hiding? Well look no further than the Swiss Army Knife of Geocaching containers. With this handy geocache, you’ll be ready with a container for any situation. This geocache is something that brings the “wow” factor into the find and is a magnet for Favorite Points. Not to mention, the [...]

The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Some geocaches just go above and beyond the traditional idea of what a geocache is. In particular, this geocache combines not only a multi-stage puzzle-solving adventure, but also inventive and creative containers. On top of all that, the geocache creator partnered directly with the Alabama State Parks department to ensure that this geocache will entertain geocachers for years to come. Just a look through the Found It logs will give you a glimpse into what geocachers think of this geocache. If you’re [...]

This parking lot is weird. — Cadillac Ranch Cars (GC4K7Y3) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Cadillac Ranch Cars (GC4K7Y3) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: When you set out on a geocaching adventure, you never know what you’re going to find. Of course we always hope it’s the geocache, but you could end up finding a place you never knew existed, another geocacher, a wild animal, or even—in this case—a few Cadillacs sticking up out of the ground. This art installation near Amarillo, Texas was created in 1974 and has been a must-see stop along Route 66 ever since. If you’re ever in the area, finding this geocache [...]


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