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. […]
“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 […]
Geocachers of the world, earlier this month you read about the three outstanding geocaching teams nominated for December 2014’s Geocacher of the Month award. Spanning three countries and two continents, these folks are absolutely the cream of the geocaching crop…assuming there is such a thing. And the nominees are… Ralph en Thomas is a geocaching duo out of the Netherlands whose creative cache hides are piling up with favorite points and include everything from beautifully crafted trackable hotels to spine-chilling night-caches. seastar255 is a husband-and-wife team known for their above-and-beyond CITO events on the Space Coast of Florida. Their works helps keep the geocaching game board […]
By Holly Walker, Geocaching HQ Guest Experience Coordinator There’s the “you” when you begin a journey, then if by magic, there’s a completely different “you” when you finish a journey. As geocachers, we’ve all experienced this phenomenon. You learn and you grow and you change, even if ever so slightly, into a new person. And so it’s the same as we vicariously travel through Geocaching game pieces known as Travel Bugs®. We’re able to track an object as it moves around the world to new places. And sometimes when we see that Travel Bug, years later, the whole world we know has changed. This […]
This month’s nominees for the very special Geocacher of the Month award take the geocaching cake for their contributions to the game we love. Among them are a geocaching icon who hosts regular geocaching workshops for ‘cachers new and old, a husband and wife team who are the heart and soul of geocaching on the Space Coast of Florida, and a geocaching duo whose 27 geocaches have received an incredible 2949 favorite points in total. The decision won’t be easy. Luckily, we have you to help. Post your vote below and let us know who you think should take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher […]
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