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Geocaching HQ

Geocaching Headquarters

A cache by Geocaching HQ
Hidden : 7/22/2004
In Washington, United States
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

This cache requires making an appointment first as it is the office space for Geocaching Headquarters! This geocache even has a unique icon! See details below for instructions on how to schedule your visit with us.

Welcome to Geocaching HQ!


Historically, geocachers were invited to log the HQ cache on Fridays only! You are now able to log the cache Tuesday through Friday by signing up for a hosted visit or arranging a 'drop-in' visit. We kindly request that you email 48 hours in advance to schedule your visit with us to ensure we have enough space to accommodate all our visitors and are in fact open. We are a working office and thus can not offer full office tours.

Option 1: Geocaching HQ Hosted Visit

Join a hosted visit where we open the lobby just for you: our VIP guests! These hour long hosted visits are great for first-time HQ visitors looking to learn a little bit more about Geocaching HQ, what we do here, as well as meet some cool geocachers from around the world. If you've already attended a Hosted Visit before, join us again as we are always adding new things to our space that you might not have seen before!

Spaces left in upcoming HQ Hosted Visits:
Tuesday, April 21st at 10am
Wednesday, April 22nd at 3pm
Friday, April 24th at 3pm
Monday, April 27th at 3pm
Wednesday, April 29th at 2pm
Friday, May 1st at 10am or 2pm
Tuesday, May 5th at 2pm
Wednesday, May 6th at 10am

Sign up for one of these Hosted Visits by emailing us at, or you can request another date/time which we may be able to add for you. Please include the number of guests we should expect, your names and geocaching usernames (if applicable), where you are visiting us from, as well as any other special things we should know about your visit to HQ (ie. special occasion, birthday, etc). You'll receive an email confirmation of your hosted visit date and time within 1 business day. If you do not receive an email within 1 business day, your email may have gone to our spam folder. As a last resort, please write a note on this geocache page and we will reach out to you ASAP to schedule!

Option 2: Drop-in Visit

Have you visited Geocaching HQ before? Or perhaps you don't have the time for a Hosted Visit? Or perhaps you just want to stop in to drop off a trackable or purchase something in the store? We'd love to have you visit when our doors are open and we don't have any other guests scheduled. Geocaching HQ is a working office so your drop-in visit will be self guided. Please email us at to schedule a drop-in visit. Please include your name, the date(s) you'd like to visit, as well as your ideal time frame (morning or afternoon). We will reply within 1 business day, if not sooner, to confirm your time. We truly appreciate visitors not dropping in without scheduling beforehand.


Visiting Geocaching HQ around the Geocaching Block Party
There will be no hosted visits scheduled Wednesday, August 12th through Friday, August 14th due to exclusive Block Party Tours. Please visit the HQ Tours page of the Geocaching Block Party website to view and register for full office tours during that.

What to expect during your Geocaching HQ Hosted Visit?
Once everyone arrives, you will be greeted by our staff and given a quick introduction to what we do at HQ. After a quick question and answer session, you are free to find and log the Geocaching HQ geocache, meet other geocachers from around the world, shop at the store, trade trackables and take photos in our photo booth. Plan to spend 45 - 60 minutes with us. Before you visit us, we recommend finding the caches on the HQ GeoTour around our Fremont neighborhood. If you don't finish the HQ GeoTour before your visit, fear not! You can always finished it after your visit - we'll stamp your passport before you leave and you can purchase the HQ GeoTour Achievement coin if you promise to finish the GeoTour at some point.

Are there any exclusive items you sell at headquarters only?
Great question! Yes, we have a small shop that sells geocaching supplies. Included are three exclusive items you can only get here: Geocaching HQ "Been There Logged That" T-Shirt, Signal Cafe Mug, and our HQ GeoTour Achievement Coin.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Found it 8,682     Didn't find it 11     Write note 2,649     Archive 1     Attended 1     Unarchive 2     Post Reviewer Note 1     Enable Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

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Last Updated: on 4/17/2015 11:29:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time (6:29 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum