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. [...]
There’s something truly spectacular about our planet earth. This month, the 7 Souvenirs of August (and the Nature Lover Souvenir) encourages you to get in touch with the extraordinary world around you through EarthCaching. EarthCaching is the magical combination of geocaching and geological discovery. The purpose of an EarthCache is to share information about a particular (and typically jaw-dropping) geological feature. EarthCaches do not contain physical containers like most geocaches. They do, however, carry a piece of geological history that can date back millions and millions of years. A little bit about this geocache type… There are over 17,000 EarthCaches worldwide. EarthCaches are [...]
There’s some serious Geocaching going on in this family. Brothers Sterling and Ethan are avid geocachers, and it seems to run in the family. Their mother, Candice, wanted to teach a Geocaching unit to the 120 students in her school’s gifted children program. At the time, though, there simply weren’t enough caches within walking distance of the school. Like a true geocacher, Sterling came to the rescue. Once he had 100 finds, Sterling hid four geocaches that his mother could take her students to. The class was undoubtedly a success. Within several months, many of the students had over [...]
Hiding Your First Geocache
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