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. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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