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By the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the Week

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Excitement as the final is revealed.
Excitement as the final is revealed.

Geocache Name:

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (GC1BT32)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/2.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

This week, the final souvenir of the Geocaching Road Trip ’15 will become available: Put on Your Thinking Cap. To earn this souvenir, and potentially the Road Trip Hero souvenir, you’ll have to find a Mystery Cache. While many geocachers automatically associate Mystery Caches with puzzles, that’s not always the case. This geocache, for instance, takes you on a nighttime journey through the woods. You’ll have to follow reflective tacks and shapes through the woods until you make it to GZ.

What geocachers have to say:

 

“Woah! This may be the coolest geocache I have ever found. Seriously! What an adventure! Thank you so much for setting this up!” – ThePaigeTurner

“TFTC!!!! This was our first night cache. It was amazing!!! We had a blast. I wasn’t sure how to set breadcrumbs on the gps so we dropped glow sticks to mark our way home. However, I must admit I have seen to many horror movies lol.” – Geeky Gal

“I thought there was no way the other night caches would compare to the first one we found but this one was amazing. Looking for the silvery moon and stars was thrilling. We were all blown away when we saw the final to this adventure. It’s always nice when someone leaves the light on for you:) Thanks for the hide and smiley.” – Qaz&Kids

Photos:

Glow sticks aren't required, but they're still necessary.
Glow sticks aren’t required, but they’re still necessary.
ThePaigeTurner checks her light.
ThePaigeTurner checks her light.
Headlamps are key.
Headlamps are key.
Follow the "stars" aka reflectors
Follow the “stars” aka reflectors

What’s the best night cache you’ve ever done? Post your photos and stories in the comments.

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, just fill out this form. Thanks!

 

Rubik’s Cache (GC5YGFM) – Geocache of the Week

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We couldn't agree more, Mr. TB. Photo by Funk to Funky
We couldn’t agree more, Mr. TB. Photo by Funk to Funky

Geocache Name:

Rubik’s Cache (GC5YGFM)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

5/2

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

You can now earn your Let’s Get Extreme Geocaching Road Trip ’15 souvenir by finding a D5 or a T5 geocache. For this one, some geocachers automatically think of rock climbing, rappelling or some other adrenaline-inducing geocache as their go-to for this souvenir. But don’t forget the mind-bending puzzles that can also earn you this souvenir. For this geocache, you’ll not only have to answer a few questions to get the coordinates, you’ll also have to solve a Rubik’s Cube once you get there. Good luck!

What geocachers have to say:

“Thrilled to get the souvenir and be there at bb’s mega number, but most of all it was a splendid cunning cache and and a pleasure to do, thanks.” – Wibsey Wench

“Thank you for such a brilliant puzzle and for making my special number such a memorable find.” – badgerbaby

“Well deserving of a favourite point for not only did I solve a difficulty 5 for the Road Trip 15 but the whole thing took place on a day not filled in on my caching calendar. TFTC.” – Andicap

What the geocache owner, darkskill, has to say:

What inspired this hide?
I’d purchased the treasure chest Rubik’s cube for my collection and noticed how nicely a bison Geocache container fitted inside! Thought this would be a great idea for a difficult puzzle cache and a few days later had the cache ready to go.

Did you know how to solve a Rubik’s Cube before working on this geocache?
Yes I did, I’ve got quite a large collection of twisty puzzles and enjoy speed solving some of them.

What has been your reaction to all of the positive logs and Favorite Points?
It’s nice to see this Geocache has introduced some of the cachers to the Rubik’s cube and encouraged some of them to learn how to solve it for the first time! It’s always nice to read through the positive logs and know that other people have enjoyed my cache.

Photos:

Too easy for geocacher Andicap
Too easy for geocacher Andicap
Nice work! Photo by geocacher Funk to Funky
Nice work! Photo by geocacher Funk to Funky
Solved it! Photo by the CO, darkskill
Solved it! Photo by the CO, darkskill

What has been the best puzzle you’ve ever solved to find a geocache? Post your stories and photos in the comments.

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, just fill out this form. Thanks!

 

[Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4) — Geocache of the Week

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Sci-fi movie set or geocache location? Only one way to find out. Photo by icmsv
Sci-fi movie set or geocache location? Only one way to find out. Photo by icmsv

Geocache Name:

[Chrismod75] US Army base (GC3J2M4)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Geocaching takes us to some pretty interesting places. Sometimes it’s to the top of a mountain. Sometimes it’s to a spooky abandoned place. This geocache will take you on an adventure to a decommissioned Army base in Italy. The relics of communications equipment and buildings still remain and are open for exploration. Places like this can teach us about the history of a local area and also the history about what was happening in the world at the time.

What geocachers have to say:

“A bit spooky, but it was all worth it . Classic LP cache, that was found by chance without amy searching at all – somehow I went straight to the box . That´s worth a FP!” – Noogman1

“What a must have Lost Place Geocache! For our old VW Bus was the climb up this road a really hardcore test. But he did it, and the Result was an incredible view over the valleys in front and back of us. An surely this LP is the hard way up really worth. Thanks for bringing up here.” – Mystic-G

“what a fantastic lost place. The satellite dishes were very impressive. It was scary to explore the abandoned buildings. The view was great and the wind was strong. Thank you for showing this great lost place.” – CharityLaird

Photos:

Even without the history, the view makes the journey worth it. Photo by CharityLaird
Even without the history, the view makes the journey worth it. Photo by CharityLaird
One of the many empty corridors. Photo by snoopyschiri
One of the many empty corridors. Photo by snoopyschiri
Spooky, isn't it? Photo by snoopyschiri
Spooky, isn’t it? Photo by snoopyschiri
I bet you can get every channel from there. Photo by tlapak
I bet you can get every channel from there. Photo by tlapak

What’s the most amazing abandoned place you’ve found while geocaching? Post your photos and stories in the comments.

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, just fill out this form. Thanks!

 

 

Near the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the Week

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Found it! Photo by geocacher bubendorf
Found it! Photo by geocacher bubendorf

Geocache Name:

Near the top of Europe (GC2BVRY)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

5/5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Beginning tomorrow, you can earn your Let’s Get Extreme Geocaching Road Trip ’15 souvenir by finding a D5 or a T5 geocache. Or, if you want to get SUPER EXTREME, you could find a 5/5 geocache like this one. This geocache is located on Mont Blanc, the highest point in Europe and one of the most popular alpine climbs on the continent.

What geocachers have to say:

[translated from German] “A super cache up here, great views safe is our highest cache and I’m pretty proud to have done it! thanks for hiding!” – D Gniesser

“It was our first find after the climbing Mont Blanc (summit). We have decided to look for the caches along the route on our way down. This cache was really great and I liked it very much. I also guess it´s my highest placed cache I´ve ever found. Merci!” – -Iti-

“My 6-th time on MontBlanc and 5-th successful time on the summit! And just first time remember to look for a cache :) It wasnt easy – still a lot of snow, ice. Was looking around, turning rocks for ~15 mins while found it :) Also placed small lithuanian flag to container. Thank you for cache in amazing place!” – Pilypas.lt

Photos:

On top! Photo by geocacher Maacher
On top! Photo by geocacher Maacher
Sunrise from the top of Europe. Photo by geocacher Gnas
Sunrise from the top of Europe. Photo by geocacher Gnas
On the way up! Photo by geocacher DeepButi
On the way up! Photo by geocacher DeepButi
The approach. Photo by geocacher heli89 & Mr. Pink !
The approach. Photo by geocacher heli89 & Mr. Pink !

What geocache are you planning to find for your Let’s Get Extreme souvenir? Post yours in the comments.

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, just fill out this form. Thanks!

 

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{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y) – Geocache of the Week

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The "Dotty-Wotty" house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project. Photo Credit paulhitz
The “Dotty-Wotty” house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project.
Photo Credit paulhitz

Geocache Name:

{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Discovering new places is one of the best parts of geocaching. For example, almost every city has hidden pockets of art—even Detroit. This geocache will take you to the Heidelberg Project. Wikipedia describes this neighborhood of art as, “an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan. It was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton and his grandfather Sam Mackey (“Grandpa Sam”) as an outdoor art environment in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side, just north of the city’s historically African-American Black Bottom area.” Many people wouldn’t even know about this amazing area had it not been for this geocache.

What geocachers have to say:

“This location is just another reason why I love geocaching. Without this cache being here, I would never have known this unique area existed in Detroit. Thanks for putting a cache here for me to find, and for seeing this local street art. Amazing spot.” – LucyLee

“So glad that we made it down here. I figured my niece would like the area and I was correct. We had fun trying to retrieve the cache but we got it. What an interesting place. As the CO said when I mentioned coming to get this one….take the time to explore. Thanks for placing this cache and bringing us down to the area.” – ShihTzumommy

“AWESOME! Anybody that enjoys art in any form should check this area out. very unique and creative, i’m sure the pictures speak for themselves. adding as a fav for the overall location. thanks” – RE4isNumber1

Photos:

Polka dots are so hot right now. Photo by ShihTzumommy
Polka dots are so hot right now. Photo by ShihTzumommy
What do you think happen next? Photo by mlaniel
What do you think happen next? Photo by mlaniel
Three happy geocachers in front of some of the art. Photo by MI Chickenlegs
Three happy geocachers in front of some of the art. Photo by MI Chickenlegs

What interesting art have you seen while geocaching? Post your photos in the comments.

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, just fill out this form. Thanks!