In 2020, we will celebrate geocaching’s future, while also commemorating its rich 20-year history. In a nod to the past, we are excited to announce that a single Locationless Cache will be available to find in 2020. The cache will be owned by Geocaching HQ.
Locationless Caches were part of geocaching during the very early years. The cache description for a Locationless Cache would give instructions to find something somewhere in the world and post a photo of it, along with the coordinates of where you found it. For example, find a drawbridge and take a photo while it was open. But the cache type didn’t fit well with geocaching. (It’s a location-based game, after all!) As a result, Locationless Caches were archived on Geocaching.com in 2005, and became Waymarking categories.
Though Locationless Caches are no longer active on Geocaching.com, we think it will be a lot of fun to celebrate their place in geocaching history for one year only with just one cache: Find Signal the Frog® – Locationless in 2020 (GC8FR0G). Geocachers can log the cache by finding and taking a photo with either the official full-size Signal the Frog® mascot or the official 2020 Signal the Frog® banner. Both versions of Signal the Frog® will most reliably be found at Mega- and Giga-Events.
The cache page is now published. It was originally locked to logging. However, that was keeping the cache from displaying properly in the Geocaching® app. Therefore, we have unlocked the cache page, but any logs posted before the official full-size Signal the Frog® mascot or 2020 Signal the Frog® banner make their first appearances of 2020 will be deleted.
Go to the Locationless Cache page:
- Via the direct link
- By searching for GC8FR0G on Geocaching.com or in the Geocaching® app.
In order to log a find on the Locationless Cache, you must see Signal the Frog® in-person and include a photo of you or a personal item with Signal in your online log. (Old photos are not permitted.) Unlike in the past, there will not be a field for adding coordinates to your log. However, you can optionally add the coordinates of where you found Signal to the text of your log. While we hope you see Signal many times in 2020, you can only log one find on the cache. The cache page will be archived and locked on January 1, 2021. So, make sure you find and log Signal in 2020!
Listen to a new episode of the Inside Geocaching HQ podcast to hear more about the Locationless Cache, as well as the launch of Community Celebration Events.
We hope you have fun with this blast from the past! Where do you hope to see Signal the Frog® in 2020?