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Attend the Last Geocaching Block Party

Geocaching Block Party 2015: The Final Episode After years of celebrating all things Geocaching at HQ in Seattle, it’s time for a change. Join us this August to celebrate 15 Years of Geocaching at the last Block Party event. Mark your ‘Will Attend’ now on the Geocaching Block Party 2015 geocache page. And while you’re there, make sure to mark your ‘Will Attend’ for the 2015 Geocaching International Film Festival, too. And don’t forget: CITO weekend is April 25 and 26, so get ready to join thousands of geocachers as they clean up, plant trees or remove invasive species in […]

Happy Pi Day, Earn Two Souvenirs

Geek Out with Two New Souvenirs for Pi Day While some folks celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3.14) with a slice of pi pie, we’re celebrating this year’s Pi Day with two new souvenirs. The first souvenir is inspired by the groups of people who have an irrational love for irrational numbers. Just attend an event, including CITO or a Mega-Event on Pi Day and you’ll earn this souvenir. The second souvenir celebrates the mystery of pi—to earn it, log a “Found It” on a Mystery Cache on March 14. Speaking of Mystery Caches—they’re now available for Geocaching Premium […]

Your Path to Platinum EarthCaching

  Written by: Gary Lewis, Senior Director of Education and Outreach, The Geological Society of America EarthCaching is different – while part of your geocaching experience, it involves a lot more than finding, logging and replacing a physical geocache.  A visit to an EarthCache involves a lesson, a opportunity to think, discuss and ponder and a chance to be rewarded with achievements beyond your number of finds. EarthCaching started in January 2004 when I placed the first EarthCache with my daughter on a headland in southern Australia.  My goal was to teach geocachers more about the wonderful geology of our planet.  […]

10 Tips for New and Seasoned Geocachers

We were all there at one time or another—searching through the woods for something, staring at our phone or GPS, still somewhat unsure of what we were doing or if anything was actually there. Now that you know much more about geocaching, it’s time to share your tips for new geocachers. We’ve put together a Pinterest board featuring 10 of the top tips for new geocachers. Share it with the new geocachers you know and then post your favorite new geocacher tips to the Geocaching Facebook Page. Check Out Our 10 Newbie Geocacher Tips on Pinterest (Hier kannst Du den […]

Geocacher Finds a Veteran’s Lost Dog Tags – 25 Years Later

“Stranger still is what I found on my way into the location. I found hanging from a tree an authentic set of military dog tags.” – Kelley Piekarek Kelley Piekarek geocached in the northern U.S. state of Michigan in the ice cold of winter. That’s an act of bravery that might warrant its own story. But on January 6, Kelley came out of the snowy woods around Ann Arbor with more than a geocache find. As she tromped to the location of the hidden geocache container, she caught the flash of metal in a low tree. Kelley thought it might be a […]


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