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NOPE. – Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Arachnophobia (GC2XHEQ)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Some geocaches make us face our fears. For the acrophobic, a tree climbing geocache is a test. For hydrophobics, paddle caches are terrifying. For arachnophobics, like me, this geocache is a big fat NOPE. However, just looking at the logs and photos shows that plenty of geocachers aren’t afraid and are even elated to see a gigantic arachnid coming down from a tree. The furry spider looks pretty friendly, so I’d probably conquer my fear and give it a shot.   What geocachers are […]

Catch a cacher by the toe. – “EANEY-MEANY-MINEY-MOE” (GC3Q51P) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: “EANEY-MEANY-MINEY-MOE” (GC3Q51P)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Some geocaches make you work for the find by being in a difficult-to-reach location, others make you solve a difficult puzzle before you can figure out the final coordinates. In the case of this geocache, the hard work comes once you get to the geocache’s location. Known as a field-puzzle (a puzzle solved—guess where—in the field), these geocaches require a certain level of patience, skill and maybe even a few TOTTs (tools of the trade). Geocachers at this puzzle have to use sticks to […]

Maybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: What makes a great geocache? Does it have to have an amazing container? A beautiful location? An epic puzzle? As far as I’m concerned, the best geocaches are the ones that bring a smile to your face. Just like this one. A breath of fresh air for geocachers who might be a tad frustrated with a hard puzzle, this geocache is relatively easy to spot. Although, by looking at the photos, it would seem that some geocachers still tend to have […]

Explore the hidden underground. – Grotte de L’ Observatoire (GC2HC3E) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Grotte de L’ Observatoire (GC2HC3E)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Monaco is known for being a playground for the rich and famous. During a stroll through the city, you’re bound to see incredible yachts, fancy sports cars and maybe even a movie star or two. But there’s more to Monaco than just luxury and relaxation. Just outside the city lies an amazing cave system. Many people visiting the area may not ever know it’s there, but geocachers do. The EarthCache at this location has introduced travelers to another aspect of Monaco that […]

A Cacophony of Creepy Caches – MEGA HERTZ (GC5ENHH) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: MEGA HERTZ (GC5ENHH)   Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Every year a group of Halloween aficionados hold and exciting—and terrifying—event in the UK. Along with each event comes a plethora of geocaches that are designed to make geocachers scream—and hand out their Favorite Points. Not only are these geocaches frightening, they’re also extremely well-built and designed. Since tomorrow is Halloween, it seemed only fitting to award one of these the Geocache of the Week, but also feature a few of the others. Although the event is over and some of the more […]

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