Geocache Name: Grotte de L’ Observatoire (GC2HC3E) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Monaco is known for being a playground for the rich and famous. During a stroll through the city, you’re bound to see incredible yachts, fancy sports cars and maybe even a movie star or two. But there’s more to Monaco than just luxury and relaxation. Just outside the city lies an amazing cave system. Many people visiting the area may not ever know it’s there, but geocachers do. The EarthCache at this location has introduced travelers to another aspect of Monaco that [...]
Geocache Name: MEGA HERTZ (GC5ENHH) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/2.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Every year a group of Halloween aficionados hold and exciting—and terrifying—event in the UK. Along with each event comes a plethora of geocaches that are designed to make geocachers scream—and hand out their Favorite Points. Not only are these geocaches frightening, they’re also extremely well-built and designed. Since tomorrow is Halloween, it seemed only fitting to award one of these the Geocache of the Week, but also feature a few of the others. Although the event is over and some of the more [...]
Geocache Name: Deja Vu? (GC5F41G) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: When I first saw this geocache in a post on /r/geocaching, I knew it had to be a Geocache of the Week. The work and creativity that went into it was incredible, not to mention, it had already won an award during a local event. However, a few weeks later, I visited the geocache’s page to gather some info only to find that it had been archived! Drats! Luckily, it was only to change to its current location. Phew! The idea for this geocache [...]
Geocache Name: Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 3/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: A great gadget cache is tough to build. First, you have to come up with a clever idea. Then you have to plan, buy supplies and actually put them together—not to mention troubleshoot if there are problems. This geocache goes a step further by not only being a clever puzzle, but also a piece of art. The geocache owner placed this geocache on his own property and says that the neighbors just think it’s a neat decoration, but geocachers come from far [...]
Geocache Name: Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World (GC18G08) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/3.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: EarthCaches not only bring us to amazing places, they also teach us about the processes that shape our planet. If you’re looking for an especially ‘cool’ EarthCache to find and earn your International EarthCache Day Souvenir on October 12, the ice caves near Salzburg, Austria should be high on your list. These caves even made Buzzfeed’s list of “19 Surreal Caves You Won’t Actually Believe Exist“. But beware: This EarthCache isn’t for the faint of heart. Geocachers must climb [...]
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