Close the book on 2021 and start 2022 with two new souvenirs


2021 is coming to a close and no one could have foreshadowed what transpired this past year. Every good story has a few obstacles though, and we have emerged on the other side better and more hopeful than ever before. Much of our adventuring lately may be from the safety and comfort of our homes, but geocaching has continued to bring us outside and together with the geocaching community.

As we close the book on 2021 and turn to 2022, we reflect on the noteworthy memories made in the past year, while staying hopeful for all that can be accomplished in this next chapter.

This year, we invite you to turn a new page by introducing two new geocaching souvenirs. It’s time to mark 2021 as “Fin” and imagine your “Once Upon a Time” in 2022 by bookmarking these dates and going out to find a geocache!

How do I earn both souvenirs?

  1. Earn the Fin 2021 souvenir by finding any geocache from December 24-31.
  2. Earn the Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir by finding another geocache from January 1-8.

What types of geocaches qualify for either souvenir?

The following cache types all qualify for the souvenir:

  • Traditional Caches
  • Multi-Caches
  • Virtual Caches
  • Letterbox Hybrids
  • Event Caches
  • Mystery Caches
  • Webcam Caches
  • EarthCaches
  • Wherigo Caches
  • Adventure Labs

How do I plan ahead to find the nearest geocaches?

Click this link to find geocaches near you! However you choose to participate, the turning of the page to a New Year is an opportunity to appreciate the experiences of the past year and embrace what is to come. Let’s make 2022 the best story yet.

Nikki is a Community Manager at Geocaching HQ. Her specialties include making cheesy puns, talking endlessly about coffee, and being the only Californian who enjoys rain. She is passionate about geocaching and loves that it brings communities together.