It’s all in the details — Interview with cache owner mo pirate

Mo pirate started geocaching in 2007 after being introduced to it by his wife, Sho me da cache, and has been hooked ever since. He has an impressive number of finds, but as he told Geocaching HQ, making and placing caches is what keeps him engaged with the game. Over the years he has created and hidden 390 geocaches that have collectively gathered over 3300 Favorite points.

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Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Yangshuo – GE9 (GC32N82)

EarthCache
GC32N82
by Golem team
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Yangshuo, China
N 24° 46.665 E 110° 29.127

As we look back on twenty years of geocaching history, we’ve decided to revisit some of our favorite Geocache of the Week candidates from years past. This week we’re looking all the way back to November 2015, when we featured Yangshuo – GE9 (GC32N82). Nine years after it was placed, this EarthCache is still educating adventurous cachers about erosion and the complexity of our ever-changing world.

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The science of satellites

The joke among geocachers is that our hobby uses multi-million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods. And it’s true! Launching a single satellite into space can cost anywhere between ten to four hundred million US Dollars. It’s common knowledge that we have access to this technology thanks to US President Bill Clinton, who famously “flipped the switch” on selective availability.

Twenty years later, most of us take GPS in our phones, our cars, or our computers for granted. So how do satellites, the cornerstone of our favorite game, actually work to help us find those tupperware?

Let’s find out!

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Five things to do with your log photos

These days it’s easier than ever to capture your best geocaching moments, thanks in part to smartphones, and of course the amazing geocaches out there. While adding photos to your geocaching logs is not a new idea, have you ever considered what else to do with those photos once you’ve earned your smiley? These photos are memories of your story-worthy geocaching moments, so why not make the most of them with these five tips!

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Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: “Kluis tot Kookhuis” (GC2JV5X)

Traditional
GC2JV5X
by riechkolben
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
Limburg, Netherlands
N 50° 51.091′ E 005° 41.410′

As we look back on twenty years of geocaching history, we decided to revisit some of our favorite Geocaches of the Week from years past.

This week we’re kickin’ it back to March 2017 when we awarded the honor of Geocache of the Week to van “Kluis tot Kookhuis” (GC2JV5X).

If you ever wanted to feel like a true spy while geocaching, book a trip to Maastricht in the Netherlands right now. Picture this, you’re in a Dutch city known as the birthplace of the European Union, European citizenship, and the single European currency, the euro. A cultural anchor, with a beautiful town square full of tourists, architecture, and restaurants – a perfect place to be hidden in plain sight.

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