Some people find much more than just cache containers when they’re introduced to geocaching. Geocachers may discover parks they never knew existed, the hidden history of their community or even the sting of stepping in poison ivy. But some geocachers wander into something else. They’re lucky enough to find the person they’ll marry. It happens. It happened to one of the founders of Geocaching.com. Bryan Roth attended a geocaching event ten years ago today. Fellow founder Jeremy Irish encouraged Bryan to attend. Bryan says, “This was the first of 41 total geocaching events that I’ve attended so far. Jeremy had suggested […]
By Jeremy Irish, To me, the core geocaching experience is the “eureka moment” when finding a cache. The word, Eureka, comes from the ancient Greek εὕρηκα heúrēka, meaning “I have found it.” I love this word. It represents that elated feeling of discovery when you move a few leaves to discover that container in the woods, or reaching under a park bench to extract a magnetic key holder. It is a sense of accomplishment and marks the end of a successful journey. Finding a geocache is fun and rewarding, but I’ve always been frustrated of the limitations of a geocache. […]
Geocachers from around the world celebrated ten years of geocaching at Groundspeak Headquarters in Seattle, Washington on July 4th, 2010. The Lost & Found Celebration brought together thousands of geocachers, dozens of Lackeys, Groundspeak’s mascot Signal the Frog, the Bubbleman, a dunk tank and The Founders of Geocaching.com. Geocachers were also able to explore the Fremont neighborhood and earn a trackable HQ tag by completing a scavenger hunt. There’s more celebrating to come. Stay tuned for additional plans to commemorate ten years of geocaching. Tell us, how have you celebrated a decade of geocaching? You can see even more geocaching […]
Enjoy watching the first video in the Lost & Found series. We’re discovering the lost stories of geocaching. It’s our way to celebrate ten amazing years of family-friendly geocaching adventures. “The Founders” video showcases the three innovators who launched Geocaching.com. Learn a little bit about Jeremy Irish, Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord. Hear how the company started and where they hope the geocaching treasure hunt takes us all in the decades ahead. Tell us what you think! More Lost & Found videos will be released each week. See a glimpse of what’s ahead in our Lost & Found Video Trailer.
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