Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Cova de ses Crestes

Traditional Cache
GC17QRE
by chrismaxx
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Spain
N 39° 34.589′ E 003° 23.833′

Geocache of the Week features a wide variety of awe inspiring geocaches from witty gadget caches to extreme mountain caches in the Alps. Whether the cache is hidden in an old phone booth or on top of a mountain, they all have one thing in common: adventure.

Ten years ago we featured Cova de ses Crestes as Geocache of the Week. A rocky cave to climb through in Mallorca, an island in the Mediterranean, is the perfect setting for a quality adventure and roughly 1900 other geocachers seem to agree. Since we originally published GC17QRE it has amassed 1,700 Favorite points and has been logged over 4,600 times. 

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A geocacher lies across a park bench and reaches underneath it to try and find a geocache.

Overcoming DNFs

A search for a cache that ends in a DNF log can be a frustrating experience. You search and search all around the coordinates, looking under every rock and on every tree branch, but there’s not a logbook in sight. However, with a little perspective shift, logging a DNF becomes the first chapter of an epic geocaching story instead of a single episode of caching frustration.

Logging a DNF does not have to mean defeat. Instead, think of it as setting the stage for an inspiring comeback in the future where you find the cache and turn that blue frown into a beaming yellow smiley. We asked geocachers on Facebook to tell us about their stories of avenged DNFs and are sharing a few here. Read the stories below.

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Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2021

The Geocaching International Film Festival is returning for another year of epic geocaching moments captured on camera.

If you’re a filmmaker, a geocacher, or something in between, GIFF 2021 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people all over the world. Start creating your geocaching film now! The submission form will open June 1, 2021.

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A geocacher sits at a table with a tupperware conainer on it and thinks of a tupperware geocache container.

Everyday objects or tools of the trade?

It’s hard to remember a time before geocaching, after all, it’s been over 20 years! Once geocaching comes into your life though, common household items begin to change. An everyday object may become more useful as a TOTT (tool of the trade) or a waterproof container as the start of your next geocache. We’ve listed five items that take on a new meaning after you become a geocacher. Do these everyday objects make you think of geocaching before their original purpose?

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Women at laptop looking at screen of her geocaching souvenirs.

New! Sort your souvenirs

How do you like your souvenirs? In alphabetical order or in the order you earned them? What was once predetermined is now your choice. We added the ability to sort your souvenirs on Geocaching.com and in the Geocaching® app.

In the Geocaching® app (8.47.0 or higher), sort souvenir names from A to Z, or by newest first. Your sorting selection will be sticky, so it’s always in the order you prefer. On Geocaching.com, sort souvenir names from A to Z and Z to A—or by newest or oldest first. Plus, for the love of numbers, we added your souvenir count.