Geocache Name: The Director’s Travel Bug Hotel (GC3MFAD) by Woodnutt Location: Alabama, United States Difficulty/Terrain Rating: D1.5 / T1.5 Why this is Geocache of the Week: GC3MFAD is disguised as a multi-level birdhouse, which, on its own, isn’t that unusual for a geocache. The casual observer might notice the birdhouse is a little high up…seven or eight feet off the ground, at least. A muggle probably wouldn’t think twice about that fact, but the geocacher—who realizes this must be the geocache, is presented with the problem of reaching it. Geocachers realize the genius of this cache the moment they figure out how to lower […]
Geocache Name: Namib Desert, Namibia (GC14W63) by Mausebiber Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia S 24° 44.400 E 015° 17.310 Difficulty/Terrain Rating: D2.5/T2 Why this is Geocache of the Week: The burnt orange dunes of the Namib Desert aren’t exactly right around the corner for most geocachers. Actually, they’re not right around the corner for anyone. The name Namid comes from the Nama word for ‘vast’—and those who are lucky enough to take a scenic flight above the desert know just how fitting a title it is. GC14W63 is an EarthCache. If you happen to be in the area—that is, in the Mars-like sand dunes of […]
Geocache Name: Privy (GC2Z6GB) by seskds Geocache Location: Missouri, USA Difficulty/Terrain Rating: D1/T1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Find this cache and you might start to think more fondly about indoor plumbing. Luckily for the trackables left inside this cache, it’s not the real thing. Geocacher seskds has hidden this cache on his property, and given those geocachers who make the drive out to it a heck of a laugh. Some of the highlights: Exclusive “Privy Parking” A toilet paper roll logbook Signal the Frog artwork on the throne itself Buckets of swag…and insects What geocachers have to say: “Driving back to Indianapolis and stopping at interesting […]
Geocache Name: Thousand Steps Cache (GC59AF) by Team KP and Kid Difficulty/Terrain Rating: D3/T5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: It may be a bit of a misnomer, but the 1000 Steps Cache is not for the faint of heart. To reach it, geocachers trek up an old set of stone steps (just over 1000 steps, in fact) along the side of Jacks Mountain in Pennsylvania. The rewards of the journey are three-fold. There’s the stunning view at the top, which is well worth the climb. Then there’s the cache, a large, well-maintained ammo can that lends itself well to being […]
Geocache Name: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (GC5DN6X) by GR8Caches Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Although this geocache has a relatively nondescript cache page, 253 favorite points in four months do not lie. A well-known childhood toy, some local art, and a bit of a puzzle combine to make a gadget cache well worth the visit. You might have a hard time being discreet when you find it (you’ll be laughing from sheer joy)—but the nearby business owner already knows it’s there. A round of applause to the cache owner for creating such […]
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