At Geocaching HQ, we’re honored to be part of the worldwide community of adventure-seekers known as geocachers. As we continue through the 20th year of geocaching, we invite you to take a trip down Memory Lane to celebrate the community and the milestones that have made geocaching what it is today!
We realize not everyone is able to go out caching right now so we are doing things a little different this year. Memory Lane will start on June 1st and be available all year long through January 3, 2021. Move through the Memory Lane game board by finding different geocache types to collect points and earn up to five new souvenirs!
Memory Lane FAQs:
What are the five souvenirs I can earn?
- First geocache hidden: 10 points
- First geocoin: 50 points
- First Mega-Event: 100 points
- First million geocaches hidden: 150 points
- 20 years of geocaching: 200 points
How can I earn points?
The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 10 points.
How do I participate?
From June 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021, collect points by logging geocaches. Earn up to five new souvenirs by collecting 200 points during the promotion period.
What about COVID-19?
As the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) situation is evolving rapidly around the world, we encourage geocachers to follow the most current guidance from public health authorities when choosing how to participate in activities such as geocaching. Your health and safety are the top priority.
Our goal is to have a promotion that is both fun and safe. As such, we will continue to make any adjustments as needed so that the promotion is as inclusive as possible.
Why does Memory Lane last the rest of the year?
This extension of Memory Lane is to accommodate areas of the world that are facing stay-in-place mandates due to COVID-19, while also being accessible to those who can safely go geocaching.
We hope this extension of Memory Lane will allow geocachers around the world the ability to participate in the promotion at a later date, without feeling pressure to go geocaching when it is not safe to do so.
Can I join Memory Lane at any time?
Of course! If you are not starting right away, you still have the chance to earn all five souvenirs as long as you collect enough points through January 3, 2021. Make sure to log your finds by January 6, 2021 noon UTC to earn souvenirs.
Where can I see my souvenirs?
As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile on Geocaching.com and in the Geocaching® app under the souvenir tab.
Is Memory Lane in the Geocaching® app?
Memory Lane will temporarily be in the Geocaching® app starting with the beginning of Memory Lane on June 1, and will be accessible until January 11, 2021. Go to your profile and click on Memory Lane to see your progress in the Geocaching® app.
Do Adventure Lab Caches count towards earning points?
Yes! You will earn five points for each Adventure Lab Cache you find.
Do points stack for an individual geocache find?
Points do not stack. For each geocache find, you will earn the higher amount of points available. So for example, if you find a Mystery Cache (worth 7 points in Memory Lane) with over 10 Favorite points (worth 10 points in Memory Lane), you will receive 10 points total.
My points aren’t correct, help!
- If you change a Write Note, DNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized in Memory Lane.
- You logged on Monday, June 1 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight. Otherwise the points will not count for the first week.
- You saved a Draft on a Monday, June 1 before noon UTC.
If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.
What does UTC stand for?
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.