Lost & Found celebrates ten amazing years of geocaching and it stars YOU!
We’ve spent months uncovering the heartwarming, jaw-dropping and wondrous stories that define the worldwide phenomenon. Here’s a trailer of what’s in store in our Lost & Found series. You’ll see new videos released each week starting this May. Coming soon you’re invited to explore a new Geocaching.com destination dedicated to “discovering the lost stories of geocaching.” You’ll also be able to add your own favorite Lost & Found stories. Let us know what you think!
This is the second installment of our Geocaching Caption Contest. What are these two discussing? Dog – “You know I can’t help with directions, I don’t know my left paw from my right.” You can do better. The winner receives this barely coveted limited edition Cache In Trash Out pin that I found in my desk drawer.
Please include your geocaching username in all entries. Winner will be chosen by an ad hoc committee of Lackeys.
19 Lackeys voted last week to crown the winner of the inaugural caption contest. Geocacher “Civic Doodie” won with “Try as he might, Larry could not find a disguise that was good enough to throw the cachers off his trail.”
Congrats. He’ll receive last week’s Barely Coveted prize of a Geocaching Lapel Pin.
It’s hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago since we started Geocaching.com as a hobby web site. During this time we have heard some amazing stories. I’ve had many incredible personal experiences and have met some amazing people.
We’ve always lamented the lack of time to tell the stories of geocachers, geocaches and geocaching experiences. This is why I’m so excited about the launch of this blog and Groundspeak’s Lost & Found.
Eric Schudiske has joined on as one of Groundspeak’s newest Lackeys to manage Groundspeak’s Lost & Found and will be the main writer for the Geocaching.com blog. A journalist by trade, Eric brings years of professional journalism experience both online and as a former reporter for the KING 5 News, the Seattle Washington N.B.C. affiliate. Already he and our videographer Reid Kuennen have gathered some amazing videos to share with you.
We’re reaching out to the community to find the best stories of geocaching. At first, we’re telling stories we already know about, but we’re hoping that this will inspire other geocachers to come forward and tell us their own stories.
Eric will be managing our @GoGeocaching Twitter feed, Flickr account and Facebook fan page as well as cultivating the many geocaching stories for this blog and for Lost & Found. I’ll occasionally chime in as well as other Lackeys at Groundspeak when we have something to share.
Now go out and create some new adventures! We’ll be waiting for your stories when you get back.
If you follow tradition, the gift for a ten year anniversary is, of all things under the sky, aluminum. You could buy your loved one some real nice aluminum siding or the fuselage of a plane. Neither is very practical, unless you’re not the interested in making it far into your 10th anniversary.
Geocachers celebrated 10 Years! this past weekend in a much more suitable style, with CAKE. They offered the loving gift of thousands calories and a five minute sugar rush, not kitchen foil. Smart choice.
There must be some nerve bundle deep in our cortex, some where near the command and control for your blinking and breathing, that mandates we snap pictures of the cake at events. You should see the pictures on our Flickr and Facebook pages. Australians know how to make cakes. And lets not forget about the pastry stylings of geocachers in Denmark. All were impressive.
What’s more impressive might just be the people who showed to eat the cake and celebrate ten years of geocaching together.
This decade has been quite a ride that spread geocaching from a lowly cache in Oregon to every continent on the earth and even to the International Space Station. More significantly the family-friendly adventure has spread inward, to this little nerve bundle in the cortex. Not only does the bundle fire control commands for blinking, breathing and urges to take pictures of cakes, it’s where geocaching has found a home for many.