If you’re cold, they’re cold: a guide to winter-proofing your geocache

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the chilly months are in full swing. While you might be busy cozying up, let’s not forget about that sweet cache you hid back in July. Yes, it was really cool, but how airtight was your maintenance plan? Are you ready for the elements? Is your geocache?!

Find out with these five quick tips for winter-proofing your hide:

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There And Back Again — Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC3VBMT
by steveshunting
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
2
Location:
North Island, New Zealand
S 37° 52.305 E 175° 40.940

In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit… and perhaps the most enchanting Multi-Cache in all of Middle Earth.

The Shire is a starting point for many great journeys, and our Geocache of the Week is no exception. Travel with us to the North Island of New Zealand to uncover the secrets of this land; we’re headed “There And Back Again” for GC3VBMT.

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Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Klettersteig Mürren – Gimmelwald

Traditional
GC1DDQ5
by Spaki
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Bern, Switzerland
 N 46° 33.358 E 007° 53.673

Tucked away in the picturesque Swiss Alps, there’s a T5 geocache which only a few hundred brave souls have uncovered. Perhaps an understatement, finding GC1DDQ5 is a remarkably demanding experience. To claim the smiley, geocachers must ascend nearly 1,000 ft (304 m), shuffle along three suspension cables, and end the journey by crossing a 260 ft (79 m) hanging bridge.

Are you up for the challenge? Our Geocache of the Week is “Klettersteig Mürren – Gimmelwald,” originally featured in 2011. Continue reading →

Bende van de Witte Veer — Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC8BQQ9
by teamcrazyfrog
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2
Location:
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
N 50° 28.826′ E 016° 17.262′

Centuries ago, in a small Dutch village, a gang of thieves ran amok. When fate finally caught up to them, they hid their stolen treasure in the expansive forested wilderness. Cryptic messages around the forest allude to the treasure’s whereabouts, but there’s a catch—the treasure lies at the end of a whopping 24-stage Multi-Cache, GC8BQQ9!

We hope you’re ready for the adventure of a lifetime. To earn this smiley, it takes some real grit and determination!

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Hölle — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC25Y1X
by Jeannot.Berdorf
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
3
Location:
Luxembourg
N 49° 49.415′ E 006° 20.289′

Bedorf, Luxembourg, is a relatively small town with a big secret: it’s home to the country’s most-Favorited geocache! However, those looking to log GC25Y1X (Hölle) have a mighty challenge ahead, as the cache is tucked away in the recesses of an elaborate cave system. Only the most intrepid cachers will secure this Geocache of the Week! Are you ready to hop in? Continue reading →