Virtual Cache in Paris: GC7B6KT

Virtual Rewards: The world is your oyster!

Virtual Cache in Paris: GC7B6KT
One of many Virtual Rewards around the world

Virtual Caches are about discovering locations rather than containers. Since August 2017, close to 1,300 new Virtuals have been published in almost 70 countries around the world. We’ve gathered ten of the most iconic, remote, and/or downright quirky Virtual Caches for you to discover.

Have you found one of the new Virtual Rewards?

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Planetary Pursuit Rescue Mission has launched

 

Planetary Pursuit Rescue Mission has launched.

To give geocachers more time to complete their missions, Planetary Pursuit has been extended for an additional week. Please make sure to log all your finds before Monday, April 16, at noon UTC to earn your Friend League points and Planetary Pursuit souvenirs.  

Since launching Planetary Pursuit three weeks ago, tens of thousands of Geocaching Explorers have blasted into space to log new geocaches and conquer extraterrestrial geocaching adventures.

But Signal, we had a problem.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Planetary Pursuit, Geocaching.com, the Geocaching® apps, and API partners experienced intermittent outages. We know many of you were counting on geocaching and logging your finds, especially during peak weekend times. We hope extending Planetary Pursuit for another week gives you the opportunity to achieve your Official Space Explorer badge.

Thank you for all the stellar feedbackgood and badregarding Planetary Pursuit and accompanying technical issues. We received thousands of comments, suggestions, and questions from enthusiastic geocachers all over our planet. We thank you and wish you well in completing your mission.

Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5BMM0
by ATA ORU
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3
Location:
Sardegna, Italy
N 41° 14.705 E 009° 08.635
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week
Moon Tower — Geocache of the Week

As we round out the last week of Planetary Pursuit, we focus our telescope on one more galactic-themed cache — Moon Tower (GC5BMM0). Located on the northernmost tip of Sardinia, Italy, this Traditional Cache is remote, captivating, and totally rocks! Continue reading →

Geocache of the Week — Symbol of Miyajima

Symbol of Miyajima — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC35HCN
by MTSK
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Hiroshima, Japan
N 34° 17.843 E 132° 19.141
The great Torii gate and a little friend
The great Torii gate and a little friend

This Geocache of the Week is located on Itsukushima Island, popularly known as Miyajima, which translates to “Shrine Island” in Japanese.

The cache is located on the shoreline along the pleasant gravel walking paths, surrounded by lush mountains, gorgeous lake views, and dozens of curious sika deer. From there you can get a beautiful view of the great Torii gate while logging the cache.

At high tide, the shrine appears to float on water and you can boat under/through the great Torii. And at low tide, you can walk right up to the gate. Here’s a great link with tides tables, weather reports, cherry blossoms forecast, and even an autumn leaf viewing information for the area if you are serious about logging this cache. Continue reading →