T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders
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T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria

T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders
T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders

This blog post was written by geocaching superwoman and
Geocaching HQ employee, Annie Love.

Geocaching can vary around the world. It also varies for individual cachers. Sure, the concept is the same. Use coordinates to find a location, search until you make the find, open the container, sign the log, make trades, then replace the container. Repeat as often as the heart desires, or as often as the obsession requires.

I recently posted about finding a T5 geocache in my flip flops on my personal Facebook wall. Many of my geocaching friends around the world think I’m incredibly silly (or just plain stupid) for geocaching in my flip-flops, but I do it anyway. The T5 geocaches I’ve searched out this year in my flip flops were only accessible via boat/kayak, so my choice in caching footwear made perfect sense up to that point. But that recently changed.

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Masca – Los Gigantes – Masca – a real adventure — Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC10A3T
by lacruz18
Difficulty:
4
Terrain:
5
Location:
Islas Canarias, Spain
N 28° 18.089′ W 016° 50.411′
The Masca Gorge is a Nature Conservation Zone

Some Multi-Caches are quick grabs that you can find during your lunch break, while others are much more labor intensive, taking you through multiple neighborhoods, around winding forests, or even requiring a drive to a different city. This T5 Multi-Cache, located in Spain’s Canary Islands, will send you on a three-hour long trek through a basaltic ravine to an isolated beach.

The journey begins in Masca, a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. Home to only 90 inhabitants, the village is situated 650 meters (2130 feet) above sea level in the Macizo de Teno mountains.

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Real inspiration for Virtual Caches, Part one

As we look forward to up to 4,000 new Virtual Caches to be published over the coming year, we’re sharing some fun, quirky, and downright cool caches that you can go out and find right now! After all, a Virtual Cache is all about discovering a location rather than a container.

Here’s a quick background on Virtual Caches for those who are new! The requirements for logging a Virtual Cache vary — you may be required to answer a question about the location, take a picture, complete a task, etc. In any case, you must visit the coordinates before you can post your log. Although many locations are interesting, a Virtual Cache should be out of the ordinary enough to warrant logging a visit.

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Mailbox 59535
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Taipei Beimen Post Office / 臺北北門郵局 — Geocache of the Week

Letterbox Hybrid
GC3NXZV
by kakoui
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Taipei, Taiwan
N 25° 02.820 E 121° 30.668

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom can keep geocachers away from this Letterbox Hybrid. Well, that’s not completely true since this cache is only accessible during business hours, but you catch the drift.

The posted coordinates take you just outside the Taipei Beimen Post Office. There, you must locate a small film canister with a key inside. Take that very special key, head inside the post office, and locate mailbox 59535. Inside you will find a manila envelope filled with a logbook, letterbox stamp, SWAG, and hopefully more than a few trackables.

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