Herr der Waldgeister — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC4HWJ2
by Kudamatsu
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
N 50° 12.712 E 007° 20.052

Fairy tales, myths, and legends add a little bit of magic to our lives—and so does the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that is geocaching. So what happens when you combine the search for a cache with a fantastic story of forest-dwelling wood sprites? That’s right, this week’s Geocache of the Week—Herr der Waldgeister, GC4HWJ2.

Image by galaxy_hunter.
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A Gathering of Soles — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5A4AA
by Shootingstar & Wolf
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
New York
N 43° 21.916′ W 078° 20.942′

Are you in good caching spirits? We hear there’s a ‘Gathering of Soles’ for those looking for a smiley in Western New York. This cache is laced with trickery and no easy feet to solve. Hundreds of shoes have been thrown into these four trees since the 80’s, which means there are a lot of misleading hiding spots. No need to stick your tongue out in frustration though, most geocachers meet their sole-mate and walk away with a new hop in their step.

There is only one good, geocache, and many evil, red-herrings.” – Sockrates

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How the geocaching community celebrated Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday

Some trackables have goals to travel the world, and others, like Smokey Bear’s, are a little different. Smokey Bear trackables help educate and spread awareness about wildfire prevention to the geocachers who interact with them. From April to August 2019, geocachers celebrated Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday by sharing their stories and experiences through geocaching logs and on social using #SmokeyBear75. Although the campaign has ended, you can still continue to preserve our lands, one piece of the geocaching game board at a time, by continuing to move and interact with the Smokey Bear trackables.

During the trackable promotion, geocachers shared their experiences with logs on geocaching.com and the Geocaching® app. Here’s a snapshot of some highlights from the over 19,000 Smokey Bear 75 trackable logs.