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6 souvenirs. 5 Geocaching HQ’ers. 300 miles. 24 hours.

Unless you’ve been living in an unfound geocache, you’ve probably heard about the Geocaching Road Trip ‘15. Just in case: we’ve challenged the geocaching community to earn 6 new souvenirs by finding 5 different types of geocaches before September 2. But we’re not ones for issuing a challenge and not completing it ourselves. So not only will a group of folks from Geocaching HQ find all five types of geocaches that can earn the new souvenirs—they’re going to do it all in 24 hours on one epic road trip. Before the wheels start rolling, let’s get to know the crew: Bottom-Right: […]

The Quest for the Oldest Unfound Geocache in Washington

Watch a Geocaching HQ’er Take On a 5/5 FTF Challenge About 4 hours from Geocaching HQ in Seattle, sitting atop Liberty Bell Mountain is Tensegrity on Liberty (GC1G5BY), the oldest unfound geocache in Washington State. The reason it remains unfound? It’s a Difficulty 5, Terrain 5 geocache that requires a long hike, a scramble and 400 feet of fifth-class technical climbing. In our new video, Geocaching HQ’er Derek, along with a muggle friend, attempts to be the FTF and earn the new Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 Let’s Get Extreme souvenir. You’ll probably recognize him from some of our other videos, […]

The Father of the Geocoin: Moun10Bike

  Geocoins—it’s hard to imagine Geocaching without them, Travel Bugs, or any other kind of trackable. But for an entire year and half after geocaching was born (in May of the year 2000), that was how geocaching was done. Caching primarily involved of using GPS technology to discover ammo cans hidden deep in the woods, then the seekers would write long entries into pre-placed log books. But geocaching’s path changed forever (and for the better) when Jon Stanley, aka Moun10Bike, created and placed the very first geocoin in a cache near Deception Pass in Washington State, USA. Not only is Jon a legend of geocaching, he’s also a Charter Member […]

The Search for the Lost Sin of Greed – A Trackable Tale

It starts like this a couple of weeks ago. People at Geocaching HQ had been sharing stories about some of their personal highlights of celebrating 15 years of geocaching. Jeremy Irish, the CEO of Geocaching and one of the founders who launched in 2000 said, “So, I have a mystery story to share…” This mystery dates back to the beginning of geocaching. It was 2001. A new game piece called a Travel Bug® had recently been introduced into the geocaching. Although most players had not yet heard of Travel Bugs many players, including Jeremy were sending out the trackable […]

Komm mit auf die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des EarthCaches

Werde Teil des harten Kerns der EarthCacher Anfang dieses Jahres folgte das Videoteam des Geocaching-Hauptquartiers einer Gruppe von mutigen Geocachern bei einem bisher einmaligen Unterfangen. Ihr ultimatives Ziel: den schwierigsten EarthCache der Welt zu finden. Das Video ihrer Reise ist jetzt fertig. Schau es Dir hier an. EarthCaches sind aus einer Partnerschaft zwischen und der Geologischen Gesellschaft der USA entstanden. Es gibt dabei keinen gegenständlichen Behälter. Dafür vermittelt der EarthCache Dir eine geowissenschaftliche Lektion. An den angegebenen Koordinaten müssen Fragen beantwortet werden, um einen Fund zu loggen. Schau das Video an und folge diesen begeisterten Geocachern auf ihrer Reise […]

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