By Dani Navarre Nothing is better than geocaching with your best friend and who could be better than man’s best friend? Geocaching isn’t just a hobby for humans—your four-legged friends can join in on the fun too. Coming home to slobbery kisses and a wagging tail is enough to brighten anyone’s day. Your dog waits patiently for you to return home, he hears the hum of the car engine, and bounds down the stairs to greet you at the door. He does so much for you and deserves a little treat. You can add a little color to your favorite [...]
It’s that time of the month again—time to recognize those who go above and beyond to make Geocaching a game for anyone and everyone. This month the spotlight is on three geocachers who are stellar not only for their play of the game, but their devotion to helping their local geocaching community grow. Their impact has had both breadth and depth…but don’t let us do all the talking! Each of the nominees below is an essential part of the global geocaching community and will receive a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle, but only one will be the next [...]
New to geocaching? Talk to one of these three veterans. The nominations for August’s Geocacher of the Month go beyond the norm for geocaching…in all the best ways. With a total of 40,779 finds between them, there’s no shortage of geocaching wisdom gained through experience. Together, Trekkie79, ikolor, and Team Geo-Rangers embody the best elements of a geocacher: passion, creativity, and a determination to make the game inviting to new and old players alike. Although it’s tough, there has to be a winner. This month, the recipient of this award comes from the land of sunshine, oranges, alligators, and [...]
By Dani Navarre Do puzzle caches leave you scratching your head? Does the thought of having to decode encrypted messages make you break out in hives? If no, then you might be a geocaching Puzzler in disguise. If yes, then take a deep breath and find your happy place because we have just the tips to sooth your puzzle anxiety. Puzzle caches, Mystery caches, or Unknown caches are a type of geocache for those who enjoy an extra challenge. They require geocachers to solve complicated puzzles in order to decode the correct cache coordinates or crack secret clues [...]
No, these aren’t a southern gentleman, a bubbly drink, and the answer to a 1st grade math problem. They’re geocaching statistics challenges! Jasmer Challenge Popular in the United States, the Jasmer asks geocachers to find one cache hidden in every month since geocaching began in May 2000. As of today, that means finding 172 caches. To give you a sense of the difficulty of this challenge, there are under 150 caches hidden in 2000 still enabled. Geocaching road trip, anyone? Fizzy Challenge The Fizzy Challenge will test your mental skills, then your physical skills, then both at the same time. [...]
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