A milestone 14-years in the making reached yesterday at 7:45 am as the millionth geocache was published in the U.S. 1,000,000 reasons for Americans to get off the couch and explore their neighborhoods are waiting to be discovered and some are likely within walking distance. Geocaching.com launched in 2000, listing just 75 hidden geocaches. As of 7:45 am EST on Sunday, September 14, the 1,000,000th active geocache in the U.S. was published on Geocaching.com. The 1,000,000th active geocache is called Daddy’s Fishing Hole, located near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. As of 9:00 am PCT on Monday, September 15, the 1,000,000th geocache has [...]
Earn a Souvenir on International EarthCache Day Is your calendar handy? Circle October 12, put a smiley on it, and write, “We’re finding an EarthCache.” It’s International EarthCache Day, the first Sunday of Earth Science Week and it’s your chance to join the global geocaching community in discovering a unique geocaching experience. Each person who logs a “Found it” for an EarthCache on Sunday, October 12, receives a new digital souvenir for their Geocaching profile. The souvenir will only be available on October 12, so start planning now. EarthCaches take geocachers to a special geological location. You might discover a giant boulder left by a glacier thousands of years [...]
You Could Win a Set of MICHELIN® Tires and a Grand Prize Trip! Michelin—the world’s top tire manufacturer— is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a nationwide adventure quest to find the tire maker’s beloved mascot– the Michelin Man. Here’s how it works: 1. Request & Hide a Trackable Request a free Michelin Man tire pressure trackable (while supplies last) and hit the open road to stash your Michelin Man inside a geocache in the U.S. Activate the trackable and share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the campaign #MichelinQuest tag. UPDATE: The Michelin trackables sold out quickly and [...]
What’s Your Geocaching Friend-o-meter Read? Check out your fancy Geocaching Refer-a-Friend page. It’s your tool to introduce friends to the adventure of geocaching. The custom link is yours, and yours alone to share however you’d like: paste it, post it, email it, whatever. When friends click on the link, you’ll deliver them to this friendly welcome page. They’ll see a nearby map, a “What is Geocaching?” video, and a link to a create a free Geocaching account. You’ll see that string of zeros on your Refer-a-Friend page start to climb.Each tick up from zero is another person you’ve brought into [...]
The Santa Fe National Historic Trail GeoTour provides adventurers with the opportunity to visit and learn about one of our nation’s most iconic trails. This GeoTour consists of 73 geocaches placed at historic sites along the 900 mile-long Santa Fe Trail. With each stop, you will have the opportunity to learn about the people, places and events associated with the trail that helped shape the future of the United States. You will get to experience much of thetrail just as the early travelers did. Geocachers who visit at least 50 of the 73 sites are eligible to receive the Santa Fe National Historic Trail Challenge Coin. To participate, visit the website, and follow the instructions to print out and [...]
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