Out of the numerous things geocaching has taught me, one of the special skills that has carried over into my day-to-day life has been to look more closely at everything. For example, at first glance, the photo above may just be a pretty picture of another amazing rock formation. However, if you look a little closer, you’ll notice a door…and windows…and a roof. Then you’ll see that it’s a stone house that looks like it came straight out of the Flintstones. Once you see that, you can take an even closer look to find Lameirinha (GC16670), this week’s Geocache of the Week. [...]
At 12,461 ft (3798m) the Grossglockner stands proudly as Austria’s tallest mountain and the tallest peak in the Alps (east of the Brenner Pass). Though incredibly impressive from afar, those that dare can take a closer look with the Grossglockner High Alpine Road—a winding stretch of mountain road that takes you through 36 bends to a top altitude of 8,215 ft (2,504m). From the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe Visitors Center, you can look out on some of the highest peaks in the alps—and log a smiley for Way to Heaven (GCPJDZ). The Grossglockner High Alpine Road loosely follows ancient trade routes through [...]
Millions of years ago, a sea covered a large portion of the land that is now the United States. During this time, dinosaurs called Sauropods and Theropods roamed North Texas. Some experts* say they were geocaching, potentially looking for terrain five geocaches. These giant reptiles left footprints in the soft mud that have been preserved for millions of years. And until this documentary becomes a (terrifying) reality, finding the Dinosaur Valley Earthcache (GCQMHY) might be as close as we can get to living dinosaurs. The dino footprints that you’ll see while you’re in the park were made about 113 [...]
Trackable Week highlights a Travel Bug® haven where TBs check-in and check-out with ease. You can find an outstanding example of one of these locations in South Africa. The Travel Bug Hotel is sure to take your geocaching adventures to new heights. Table Mountain Travel Bug Hotel (GC31WXR) in Cape Town is the cache to log, drop off, and retrieve Travel Bugs from all over the world. Located on top of the city’s iconic mountain, the difficulty 1, terrain 1 traditional cache is quite the attraction. Geocachers can hike up the mountain or take a cable car to get to the [...]
So, why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Geocache of the Week, of course! What the CLUCK? (GC3K9TV) is a difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 traditional cache located just outside of Newburg, Wisconsin. Inspired by a 10-year-old geocacher who raises chickens for 4-H – a youth development organization, the cache quickly became a favorite among local cachers since it was created in May. Cache owner Stewzoo1 explains, “When you first drive up, the statue of the chicken is on opposite side of the road. You go to it thinking that it is the cache but soon learn it [...]
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