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Some Like It Hot — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCNH43
by Amazon Annie
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario
N 43° 18.933 W 080° 08.974

Imagine the least-silly person you know. Maybe they never crack a smile. Maybe they dress in a repetitive style. Maybe they never do voice impersonations, or jump over puddles, or shake their booty when a good song comes on. Maybe it’s time to introduce that person to geocaching, and bring them to this Geocache of the Week.

Photo by thebruce0
Photo by thebruce0

Some Like It Hot is a very silly cache. It’s themed after the 1959 Marylin Monroe movie of the same name, in which two musicians disguise themselves as part of an all-female band in order to flee from the mob. The cache page says, “To log this cache, you have to prove that you are willing to join the band.” To help with that, the cache is stuffed full of silly garments… and the results are amazing.

Photo by GuelphHiker
Photo by GuelphHiker
Photo by ElectroQTed
Photo by ElectroQTed
Photo by HotBarbecuered
Photo by HotBarbecuered

Every now and then, it’s nice to recognize a geocache that just makes people laugh. A little laughter is probably what the world needs right now (in addition to many, many other important things of course!).

Photo by Albertgirl
Photo by Albertgirl
Photo by swed31
Photo by swed31
Photo by RunCraigRun
Photo by RunCraigRun
Photo by 4tnskr
Photo by 4tnskr
Photo by dex4
Photo by dex4

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Photo by bootsCanada

Die Another Day — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC3MEKW
by Kvikmyndir.is
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Jökulsárlón, Iceland
N 64° 02.736 W 016° 11.134

On the southeastern coast of Iceland lies Jökulsárlón, which translates literally to ‘Glacial River Lagoon’. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Jökulsárlón lake is dotted with iridescent icebergs. A mountain range underlines the sky in every landward direction.

Photo by chaufma
Photo by chaufma

It’s no wonder this place is a popular setting for dramatic, pinnacle scenes in Hollywood movies. The traditional cache here is part of a series of geocaches hidden at filming locations in Iceland. It marks the spot where a scene from the James Bond epic film Die Another Day was filmed. The movies A View to a Kill and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider also had scenes shot here.

The cache container itself fits the James Bond theme... kind of. 
The cache container itself fits the James Bond theme… kind of.

The cache page notes, “Extra points if you upload a picture of yourself in front of the lake posing as James Bond.” And geocachers definitely have been doing that… though some of them appear to be reproducing scenes from the film’s outtakes!

Photo by KapistijnJessikoe
Photo by KapistijnJessikoe
Photo by lecon2011
Photo by lecon2011
Photo by ísbjörn
Photo by ísbjörn
Photo by devilonight
Photo by devilonight
Photo by Placebo & Vince
Photo by Placebo & Vince
Photo by JetteSumsk
Photo by JetteSumsk

The cache has earned 217 favorite points in four years, making it the 11th most-favorited geocache in Iceland. Should you be lucky enough to visit the area, the highly-favorited EarthCache JÖKULSÁRLÓN (ICELAND) can also be found nearby.

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Your Mission GC, Should You Choose To Accept It

Good morning, geocacher.

Recently, intelligence agents at GCHQ 47 intercepted a series of encoded messages from a highly classified source. We believe these messages include detailed instructions for securing three new geocaching souvenirs. However, our analysts have been unable to decipher their meaning.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves decoding these messages and securing these souvenirs for your Geocaching profile. Fair warning: This isn’t mission difficult. It’s Mission GC.

New intel suggests souvenirs will only be available for procurement on the following dates:

  • The window for securing Souvenir #1 is July 30-31, 2016.
  • The window for securing Souvenir #2 is August 13-14, 2016.
  • The window for securing Souvenir #3 is August 27-28, 2016.

Given the top secret nature of this mission, the encoded messages will be sent for analysis only to those with proper security clearance. Premium members will receive an email including the encoded message one week prior to each souvenir release. Decoding the message will unlock instructions for securing the next souvenir. The first encoded message will be sent to Premium members on July 22, 2016.

Instructions for unlocking the souvenirs will be made available to members of all security levels on the morning of each souvenir release. This information will be posted on all major GCHQ 47 channels (Geocaching.com, Geocaching® app, Facebook and Twitter).

As always, should you or any member of your team be caught by muggles, GCHQ 47 will disavow all knowledge of your actions. This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds.

Good luck. The fate of the geocaching universe is in your preferred TOTT.

Visit the GCHQ 47 Help Center for further information.

ATTN: For a limited time only, you can acquire Mission GC swag from Shop Geocaching.

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Coin-, TB- und Bücher Hotel — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC4DVWP
by Kleine-Hexe
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
N 50° 53.873 E 007° 09.185

The Travel Bugs and geocoins that make it to this TB hotel in Germany are in for a treat. The cache — which you’ll only be able to find after solving the puzzle on the cache page — is probably as close to actually hotel-sized as a geocache can get.

Photo by Hedwigeule
Photo by Hedwigeule

Muggles who catch a glimpse of the adorable little geo-house will assume it’s meant for kids. Little do they know, most of the house’s visitors are fully-grown!

The entrance to the house is clearly marked as geocaching territory.

Photo by Papillon62
Photo by Papillon62

Inside the hotel, a reception area contains bins for organizing trackables by their destination.

Photo by Hedwigeule
Photo by Hedwigeule

For a while, the cache owner was mailing trackables that landed in the “America” bin to a contact in the United States. Although that service has been interrupted (according to the cache page), it will hopefully continue again in the future.

Photo by Garfield72
Photo by Garfield72

When visiting this cache, take a seat at the window, gaze out at the garden and street below, and contemplate the words you’re about to write in the logbook…

Photo by Hedwigeule
Photo by Hedwigeule

…then open the window panes and smile out at the camera-person outside!

Photo by Love
Photo by Love

The TB hotel is located on private property, with the permission of the property owner (who also helped to build and paint the house, by the way). It’s a fine example of a big cache with lots of room for oversize trackables. The 445 favorite points it’s garnered in just three years are well-deserved.

It’s not too late to enter your trackable into the HQ Duck Dash race this summer! If you do, your TB might end up at this or one of many other amazing travel bug hotels around the world. Enter the Race.

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