Extraterrestrial Geocachers? — Head Alien Series (GC253ZN) — Geocache of the Week

This alien is all smiles. Photo by geocacher JBase

Geocache Name:

Head Alien #01–51

(Here’s the bookmark list with all 51 caches)

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Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

One of the best parts about geocaching is that there are plenty of ways to play. Some geocachers are all about finding creative containers, others are all about the numbers and some are all about the big picture—literally. Individually these 51 geocaches in the Nevada desert that make up this series might not be the most interesting finds, but when you put them together you get something incredible. And considering that yesterday a geocaching Travel Bug® launched into space, the shape you come up with is pretty appropriate. This isn’t the only piece of geo-art in the world. In fact, geocachers have been creating art out of geocaches for years. Other shapes include a peace sign, a UFO, people and animals.

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What Clay4 & whtwolfden, the geocache owners, have to say:

“Having our Head Alien Geo-art series selected for Geocache of the Week is a tremendous honor. After placing the E.T. Highway Mega-Trail, we thought it would be a nice surprise for everyone who attended the kick-off event to release the Head Alien series. We coordinated with our local reviewer for the Head Alien series to be published during the E.T. Trail event. The planning, travel time to reach the area, and actual placement of the caches took several days worth of work. The series takes roughly 3 to 4 hours to walk the nearly 7 mile design.

We love to read the logs and hear about the adventures people have out there. It’s what motivates us to do more. We’d like everyone to know how much we appreciate their efforts in the continued upkeep of the E.T. Highway Mega-Trail as well as both the Head Alien and U.F.O. series. We also want to say a heartfelt Thank You to everyone for their unwavering support of all our projects and events. It’s what inspires us to continue doing what we do.”

What geocachers are saying:

 “This was an awesome cache series to do at night. Thanks for the hunt.” – graylling

“The walk around the alien head was fun and well worth the smilies we got. Thanks for putting these caches out here!” – Team_JLKC

“Had a blast taking on this sweet geo-art design today on our first day caching in Nevada.” – fox-and-the-hound

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On the hunt for the owner of this spacecraft. Only 50 more caches to go! Photo by geocacher darkrumlover
On the hunt for the owner of this spacecraft. Only 50 more caches to go! Photo by geocacher darkrumlover


This alien picked a pretty spot to land. Photo by geocacher JEEPSTAFF

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If you were to create a piece of geo-art, what would it be and why? Tell us in the comments. Then check out other installments of geo-art on Pinterest.


Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.