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The most dangerous geocache in the world? – Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Hua Shan (GC1XAM3) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/4 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: First, to clear things up: we don’t condone taking unnecessary risks in order to find a geocache. No find is worth getting hurt over. And in fact, in order to find this geocache, you don’t have to walk along the precarious pathways bolted into the cliffside. That being said, very few times will you get the chance to do something this cool. And just think of the amazing selfies you could take! The pathways were developed several hundred years ago by those seeking to […]

The wheels keep turning – A Moagem (GC4QYFG) – Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: A Moagem (GC4QYFG) [translated from Portuguese: The Grind] Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 1.5/1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Geocaches take on many forms: some are cool containers, some are in interesting places and some are mind-bending puzzles. This week’s Geocache of the Week is a combination of all three. The geocache itself is an incredibly well-made, large cryptex. Geocachers have to use the clues in the description to decipher the code, then line up the different wheels in the right spot to release the geocache. The place where this geocache resides is also interesting. “A Moagem” in Portuguese […]

World Cup Caching! — The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: The Meeting of Waters (GC3XGGT) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: With much of the world in the grips of World Cup fever (Go USA!), we thought it would be a great time to show off some of the cool geocaches in Brazil. This week, we’re near the city of Manaus, where the soccer/football matches between England  &  Italy, Cameroon  &  Croatia, United States  &  Portugal, and Honduras  &  Switzerland will take place. For the fans visiting this area, finding this Earthcache is a must. At this location, the Amazon River and Rio […]

Geocache of the Week Video Edition — De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)

Geocache Name: De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/1.5 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Last April, the Geocaching HQ videographer, reidsomething, had the opportunity to visit Bruges and attend a Mega-Event. While she was there, she had the opportunity to meet two geocachers and explore one of their multi-caches. Check out the video above to learn more about what makes this multi-cache amazing. What the cache owner, sdw2, has to say: “The thing we mostly like [about placing geocaches] is to think about something new and to work it out in our heads. Also exploring the area and […]

Knock knock… — Who’s There? (GC3Z1EY) — Geocache of the Week

Geocache Name: Who’s there? (GC3Z1EY) Difficulty/Terrain Rating: 2.5/2 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: First, check out the video up top—that should clear up most of it. This geocache shows an incredibly creative use of the Arduino computing platform. We’ve seen geocaches with pretty creative locks, but never one where you actually have to knock before it will let you in. Furthermore, this geocache, which seems like a pretty complicated device, was conceived and built by a CO with no technical background. His dedication to learning the proper way to build and program is a great example for […]

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