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Is this still Earth? — Rainbow’s End: Grand Prismatic Spring (GC1JY47) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Rainbow’s End: Grand Prismatic Spring (GC1JY47) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: If you’re still searching for an EarthCache to find in order to earn your Nature Lover souvenir for the Seven Souvenirs of August, consider visiting a place that doesn’t even look like it belongs on Earth. EarthCaches bring geocachers to geologic formations and require them to answer questions about that formation in order to make the find. The Grand Prismatic Spring (or as the CO of this EarthCache points out: “GPS” for short) is the largest hot spring in the United [...]

Get ready for GIFF 2014!

Get ready for the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival! This year at the Geocaching International Film Festival we received 60 entries from over 15 different countries. After the team of Geocaching HQ judges carefully reviewed each entry, we are excited to announce the 16 finalists that will be screened at the second annual GIFF on August 15 in Seattle! Congratulations to: Geocaching in Canada TheBarnSwallows Toronto, Canada First to Find – The Woodland Hunt CarboKnightLuke United Kingdom La Búsqueda (The Search) nitesco Ciales, Puerto Rico C9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline) Peter! Portugal Love Geocaching Chiliconsushi Lille, France Geocaching Therapy L’Avanguardia Team [...]

Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Castle Northmoor (GCX612) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There’s hidden history all around us—and geocaching is a perfect way to discover it. Seeking out this geocache will bring you to a castle tower—no, not in Europe—in Kansas City. While Missouri isn’t traditionally known for its castles, this tower has been bringing joy to geocacher’s faces since 2006. The tower itself was constructed in 1980 by Harlan Shaver, which included the structure as well as the intricate carvings throughout the interior. For a more detailed history, the geocache page even has a phone [...]

Epic Find, Epic Selfie — Kjerag (GCXKXJ) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Kjerag (GCXKXJ) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: When you see a 3, 4, or 5 next to “Terrain” on a geocache, you can usually count on two things: 1) it’s going to be a pretty good hike and 2) there will most likely be an epic photo-op at the end. Sometimes earning the smiley can take a backseat to the amazing photographs that get taken from GZ. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the Geocaching Instagram or search #geocaching on Instagram. Photography and geocaching go hand-in-hand, so it’s only appropriate [...]

That’s one way to get ahead. — Heads of State (GCE041) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Heads of State (GCE041) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: There are some places that deserve to be seen. These rarely visited gems can be anything from a hidden pocket park to a piece of beautiful graffiti—or even a place full of giant presidential heads. However, you can’t always place a geocache there to bring people in. That’s where Virtual Caches come in. While a few rule changes made new Virtual Caches into Waymarks, some of the older Virtual Caches have been grandfathered in since they existed before the rule change. This spot, located in [...]


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