Ten off-the-beaten-path ways to CITO

Ten off-the-beaten-path ways to CITO

All good cachers go geocaching, but what do great cachers do?

Cachers Improve The Outdoors!

Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at over 18,000 events.

CITO Events often involve litter clean-up, trail building, tree planting, invasive species removal, and more. Perhaps you’ve attended CITOs in the past and are ready to host your own, or maybe as a regular CITO host you’re ready to change things up.

Today we highlight off-the-beaten-path ways to step up your CITO.

Voss Margarine – Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC18182
by Mystphi (maintained by P!X3L)
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Hamburg, Germany
N 53° 35.501′ E 010° 03.297′

Voss Margarine, our Geocache of the Week, is currently the third most Favorited geocache in the world. Since it was hidden in 2008, it has accumulated an astonishing 6,345 Favorite points; 83% of Premium member logs awarded a Favorite point. It is also a prime example of how creative and exciting urban caching can be.

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Ledena pecina / Ice cave

New country souvenir, Montenegro, with Geocache of the Week: Ledena pecina / Ice cave!

EarthCache
GC339GR
by raniformes
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Montenegro
N 43° 08.375 E 019° 02.982
New country souvenir, Montenegro, with Geocache of the Week: Ledena pecina / Ice cave
New country souvenir, Montenegro, with Geocache of the Week: Ledena pecina / Ice cave

Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Montenegro! If you have found a geocache in Montenegro, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.

Talk about cool! Montenegro is a small yet stunning country located in southeastern Europe. Some of Europe’s most rugged mountains, averaging over 2,100 meters (7,000 feet) in elevation, are found here. No need to get cold feet about this Geocache of the Week, Ledena pecina / Ice cave, located in the heart of the highest mountains of Durmitor National Park. It’s nice, nice, baby.

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RV 5.08 : Brugge — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC4XMCM
by cricri010
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Bruges, Brussels
N 51° 12.543 E 003° 13.476
Image by juliuscox

Waffles, beer, chocolate—what comes to mind when you think of Belgium? If you’re one of the 6,000+ geocachers who have visited the busy city center in Bruges, you may remember the country for a different, highly Favorited reason: this Geocache of the Week!

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GeoTea—an interview with the owners of a geocaching cafe in Belgium

Geocaching love is in the air. If you’re reading this, you’ve likely caught the geocaching love bug. Think back on the first cache you found. What was it like that day? What geocache made you fall in love with the game? Who made you fall in love with the game? It’s easy to get lost in the brush and forget about these moments when you’re caught up in your day to day. But what if there was a way to solidify these moments so you wouldn’t forget them?

One couple in Belgium decided to take not only their love for one another but also their love for geocaching and make a lifestyle out of it. Jolien and Jenno started a geocaching-themed cafe called GeoTea (who is also an official Geocaching partner). The idea behind the cafe came about because they wanted to create a space where geocachers could get together, visit, or hang out. Now, their cafe is a successful business—if you’re wondering, yes, they serve muggles too.

If you’re ever in Belgium, be sure to stop by this shop and say hello. For those who are unable to visit them in person don’t worry, we’ve interviewed them on your behalf.

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