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Go Geocaching Like a Local

We recently released 6 shiny new Geocaching Souvenirs for Greece, Mexico, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, and Italy. In case any of these countries are still on your bucket list (or if you’re planning a return trip) check out this pocket dictionary of common phrases used in Geocaching. They’re perfect for starting or ending a fantastic log entry.      Brazil (Portuguese) Take a virtual vacation and tour of some of Brazil’s best geocaches. Obrigado pela Cache (Thanks for the cache) Encontrada (Found) Boa aventura (Good adventure) A minha primeira cache (My first cache)   Belgium (Dutch, French, German) Check out one of Belgium’s most-favorited [...]

Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. It says… (Part 2)

  Part 2 or 2 [read part 1]   A message in a bottle captures the imagination… …and apparently, the attention of media. Last week we published  Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. Its says… (part 1). Jean-Francois Cianci (known in the Geocaching word as Monkeyturtle) detailed how he discovered a bottle while clearing garbage from a wetland at a Calgary, Alberta area CITO event. The bottle contained a very clear note from 1970. It also contained a request, a mission even. And Jean-Francois took the mission seriously. The note read, “Anyone finding this bottle please contact: Darilyn Yates [...]

1,000,000 Reasons to Get Outside Now Hidden Throughout the U.S.

A milestone 14-years in the making reached yesterday at 7:45 am as the millionth geocache was published in the U.S. 1,000,000 reasons for Americans to get off the couch and explore their neighborhoods are waiting to be discovered and some are likely within walking distance. Geocaching.com launched in 2000, listing just 75 hidden geocaches. As of 7:45 am EST on Sunday, September 14, the 1,000,000th active geocache in the U.S. was published on Geocaching.com. The 1,000,000th active geocache is called Daddy’s Fishing Hole, located near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. As of 9:00 am PCT on Monday, September 15, the 1,000,000th geocache has [...]

The 8 Most Amazing Geocaches in the US for Beginners

 

Oldest Unfound Geocache in Europe… Found! (12 years later)

The geocacher who found the oldest unfound geocache in Europe on a thin ridge line of one of Europe’s most imposing mountains, doesn’t even like climbing. In fact, DeepButi doesn’t like caves either, but when the prize at the end of the adventure is a First to Find (FTF) after 12 years, 1 month, and 3 days…well, there’s no stopping him then. The Traditional Geocache, ‘Puppet Theatre stash on the Mont Blanc’ (GC89FF) sat undisturbed among frigid slabs of rock and shifting snowdrifts for years. Several intrepid geocachers had attempted the search—and some came very close—but none had laid eyes [...]


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