520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6ZR1H
by Bounce,bounce
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Bellevue, WA
N 47° 37.734′ W 122° 08.874′

There are two things that are beloved by many geocachers: gadget caches and trackable hotels. So what’s even better? A gadget cache that’s also a trackable hotel! If you are a connoisseur of well-designed caches then our Geocache of the Week is a great fit for you.

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Calling all filmmakers! Submit your film to GIFF 2018

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 2018 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. Submissions are now open!

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Geocaching on the water

Paddle your way to a T5 geocache

After attending the MOGA 2014 Mega-Event in Ohio, my wife and I were driving through Kentucky on our way home. I opened the Geocaching® app to search for caches along our route when I caught sight of a ton of T5 caches. I mean a boatload of them (pun intended because they were the kind that required a boat to find). They were on creeks, rivers, and lakes. So many of them! I’d never seen anything like it. Alas, I had no boat. No kayak. No canoe. No watercraft of any kind.

I pondered the boat idea upon returning home. Impulsive as I may be when it comes to geocaching, I know enough not to immediately drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on a watercraft. So, I dipped my toe into water caching by tagging along on a lake outing with a friend who owns an extra hardshell kayak. I loved it. Still, I wasn’t quite ready to make a huge investment. Instead, I purchased an inflatable kayak for around $75.

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Goonies Revenge: RODEO — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC695PX
by Die 4 Goonies
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
4
Location:
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
N 50° 46.100′ E 006° 54.421′

Saddle up, grab your lasso, and put on your cowboy hat to prepare for “Goonies Revenge: Rodeo,” located in the wild wild Nordrhein-Westfalen of Germany.

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3 tips for finding Mystery Caches

Mystery Caches can be a bit of a, well, mystery! Known as Puzzle or Unknown caches as well, Mysteries are a “catch-all” geocache type that involves solving puzzles in order to decode the correct cache coordinates or crack secret clues to unlock a cache’s stash.

With varying degrees of difficulty, it can be daunting trying to figure out where to start with Mystery Caches. That’s why we’re sharing three tips* to help you solve those Mysteries and add another smiley to your find count!  

*Sneak Peek: one of these involves updates to our solution checker!

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