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Part two: Real inspiration for Virtual Caches

There have already been over 764 Virtual Caches published in 52 countries since August 24, 2017 when Virtual Rewards were introduced! Part one of this series focused on Virtuals that already existed, but this time we’re featuring new Virtual Caches from around the world.

Join us on a virtual trip around the world!

Natural or Historic

The reward for finding a Virtual Cache is the location itself and sharing stories about your visit. That’s why natural or historic spots make such great ‘hiding’ places. The caches below feature a historic town square and a bridge that when built in 1928, was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

GC7B7F7 Le pont de Grand-Mère (Quebec, CA)
GC7BA25 2017/18 : RENNES – La Mairie (Bretagne, France)

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Remote adventures

Perhaps you’re looking for something off the beaten path. If so, these new Virtual Caches might be at the top of your list. Speaking of top, how about a Virtual on the summit of Mount Fuji in Japan? It’s the country’s tallest peak and also an active volcano! Another option is to explore a collection of natural and man-made rock features. Explore caves, secret passageways, and more at this Virtual Cache.

GC7B78T Top of The Mount (Shizouka, Japan)
GC7BA48 Rowtor Rocks (East Midlands, UK)

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Task

As part of earning your smiley, Virtual Caches often supply you with tasks to complete. For the caches below, tour a quarry to learn about the history of the miners and soldiers. Or head to South Africa to explore a garden created to supply passing trading ships with fresh produce!

GC7B9EZ Below Above (Southern England, UK)
GC7B764 Company’s Garden (Western Cape, South Africa)

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Quirky

Any Harry Potter fans out there? This quirky Virtual Cache takes you on a journey around Denver, Colorado to view eclectic locations “not commonly known to the muggle kind.” If relaxation and small oasis’ are calling to you then set your sights on Germany for a Virtual Cache that takes you on a three kilometer tour to several sculptures and parks!

GC7B8GQ Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.s) (Colorado, USA)
GC7B974 Entspannungs-Oasen in Pößneck (Thüringen, Germany)

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Which Virtual Cache are you most excited to find?

  • KeyserSoze

    Why can’t we just cut the crap and bring back virtuals? And webcams? And photo caches? Why does there have to be some spooky algorithm applied to hide a cache? Do you guys lay awake nights thinking of ways to take the fun out of geocaching? Sure seems like it.

  • AG99

    Sure would beat having to create some convoluted earthcache because you can’t place a real container there!

  • KeyserSoze

    Ya got that right. I filter out all Earth caches. Not going to write a PhD thesis to get credit for it.

  • JimRKY

    Good Morning Keys & Aggie 8-D – Today I made the decision to Geocache, with GroundSpeak having Invented and Policing the “Rules” (with no decision made regarding one cache affecting any other cache) and with Groundspeak owning the Playing Field (website) ‘bats, balls, gloves and uniforms’. I made that decision with ALL of these FACTS in mind.

    Just got back from a GRAND tour of Eastern KY where the Civil Engineers who built the roads used dying rattlesnakes as straight-edges. Wished on more than one instant that there were more Virtuals available – but then went ahead, made the find, logged it – and went happily on my way, living in a Factual Reality and having f u n.

    Suggestion: As GroundSpeak seems disinclined to change the rules the way YOU want…why not make up your OWN game? Set up your OWN website, rules, etc.? Maybe others will want to play with you! In the meantime, this…stuff…is getting very old and smelly, people.

  • Luciano Trindade

    Brazilian New Virtual Caches = Zero

  • Bib

    PREACH

  • John Jaeger

    Amen KeyserSoze. Tell ’em. They lay awake dreaming up more rules and constraints to fun, but you better slip them $29.95 every year to be a PREMIUM member.

  • Jeff MacKenzie

    i love the the virtual icon is above My Fuji. I love the adventure i had getting that one in 2007 it was a awesome experience. I love virtual caches they have had me summit Japan and Jamaica’s highest peaks

  • dianne torrez

    One reason I don’t like earth caches,some of the questions they have you answer are ridiculous to get the credit. I want to learn about the place but I sure as hell don’t want to log in a ton of information so “they” can see I was there. One question is fine 10 or more stupid.