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Category Archives: Extreme Geocaching

How to Claim a Geocaching FTF (First to Find)

  Ping! That’s the sound of your phone or email notifying you when a new geocache is published nearby. Grab your geo-bag, gps device, and get moving… you want to be the FTF (First To Find).     Why would I want to be FTF? Being FTF on a geocache is an exciting experience. You get to discover the newly published geocache prior to everyone else in the community and you get to brag about it . On many occasions, geocache owners will leave a small gift for the first geocacher to discover their cache. Prizes? Heck yes!     [...]

The Travel Bug that Survived a Wildfire

When CarpeCrew and #36 set out in search of GC3CZ72, they weren’t expecting to find anything. The geocache was placed in February of 2012, on National Forest land just northwest of Colorado Springs. 13 finds and four months later, the Waldo Canyon Fire tore through the region. It was one of the most destructive fires in the state’s history. There was little to indicate that the geocache had survived—no finds, no DNFs, no comment from the geocache owner. Two years later, a forest road near where the geocache was placed was reopened, and CarpeCrew and #36, saw their chance to explore the area, [...]

New Challenge: Leave Your Keyboard at Lunch – Find a Geocache

Ready, set, lunch break geocaching by: Bri Suffety You should remember one thing, your keyboard won’t miss you if you leave for lunch. It never does. If you don’t share that dry sandwich, and unfulfilling old piece of fruit with your keyboard, it’s going to be alright. In fact, it probably needs a break and so do you, enter: Geocaching. School is back in session, the weather is still begging you to get outside and geocache. Much like the recess bell, lunchtime at the office is a much anticipated moment of our day. However, all too often it gets pushed [...]

Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. It says… (Part 2)

  Part 2 or 2 [read part 1]   A message in a bottle captures the imagination… …and apparently, the attention of media. Last week we published  Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. Its says… (part 1). Jean-Francois Cianci (known in the Geocaching word as Monkeyturtle) detailed how he discovered a bottle while clearing garbage from a wetland at a Calgary, Alberta area CITO event. The bottle contained a very clear note from 1970. It also contained a request, a mission even. And Jean-Francois took the mission seriously. The note read, “Anyone finding this bottle please contact: Darilyn Yates [...]

Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. It says… (Part 1)

(Part 1 of a 2 part story… read Part 2)   Sometimes history sneaks up on you… while you’re trying to preserve the future.   It happened to a group of geocachers clearing garbage from a roadside marshland just west of Calgary, Alberta. The geocaching event is called a CITO (Cache in Trash Out). The group cleans up geocaching friendly locations. They had already found and removed a room-sized carpet, a fractured row boat and a steel rope. The location they chose to help cleanup is a wild space frequented by migratory birds. Jean-Francois Cianci (known in the Geocaching word as Monkeyturtle) [...]


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