Rolex watch lost 20 years ago recovered by geocacher (and it still works!)

A Rolex watch was found in Southern California by a geocacher 20 years after being lost
A Rolex watch was found in Southern California by a geocacher 20 years after being lost

This guest post is written by Southern California geocacher, snowyisland.

One sunny Saturday in Southern California, geocacher snowyisland went on a moderate hike to get some fresh air and log a few caches. In addition to the geocaches, she found one incredible piece of SWAG; a Rolex watch, twenty years after it was lost by the original owner. Here’s her story:

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Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5DAMP
by TeamPhoenix421
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
1
Location:
Indiana, United States
N 41° 28.290 W 087° 16.252
Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week
Calorie Alley—Geocache of the Week

If you drive along Route 30 in northwest Indiana between the cities of Hobart and Merrillville, you will pass between two famous confectionery suppliers. One of America’s largest candy companies (makers of gummy animals and various chocolates) sits on the eastbound side, while a small local popcorn company (featuring over 200 flavors) sits on the westbound side. This small stretch of road was dubbed “Calorie Alley” for obvious reasons.

But here’s a kernel of truth: “Calorie Alley” is also the name of a sweet geocache for you and your special sugar to discover.  

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Geocache of the Week Hong Kong

Selfie Letterbox — Geocache of the Week

Letterbox Hybrid
GC55MY9
by wanrex
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2
Location:
Hong Kong
N 22° 22.689 E 114° 11.002
Geocaching of the Week—photos from the selfie Letterbox Hybrid (GC55MY9)
Geocaching of the Week—photos from the selfie Letterbox Hybrid (GC55MY9)

This Geocache of the Week celebrates the self, or more accurately, the selfie. For the geocacher who enjoys a little self-reflection, we present the “Selfie Letterbox” cache in Hong Kong to give you a flash of inspiration.

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Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week 2018

Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week 2018

Tranent Core Path Spring CITO 2018 — GC7MX0X, Scotland
Tranent Core Path Spring CITO 2018 — GC7MX0X, Scotland

Spring Cache in Trash Out® (CITO) Week just wrapped up, and what a success it was! Thousands of people all over the world grabbed their gardening gloves, garbage bags, and old blue jeans and got to work. Here are ten highlights that will make you smile. And remember, a good geocacher CITOs every time they geocache!

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B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week

B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCG0DN
by MiketheFiddler
Difficulty:
5
Terrain:
5
Location:
Marshall Islands
N 07° 11.957 E 171° 03.138
B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week
B-24J “Liberator” — Geocache of the Week

The D5/T5 ratings for this Geocache of the Week Virtual Cache are spot on, and could probably be even higher (T6 rating, anyone…?). In the fifteen years since publication, only six geocachers have logged this cache due to the extraordinarily remote location and methods of traveling there.

This World War II plane wreck is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean about 500 miles (800 km) west of the International Date Line near the Majuro atoll as part of the Marshall Islands. A kidney-shaped reef 25 miles (40 km) long with a population of around 20,000 people, Majuro is is a tropical paradise boasting beaches, reefs, a wealth of stunning sea life, and even more local history.

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