Eyes Up — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC2J0F7
by soratte & nemrodek
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
Vatican City State
N 41° 54.148′ E 012° 27.197′

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. With only 100 acres of land, this tiny monarchy’s influence has been hugethe Pope and the Catholic Church once ruled Europe.

This influence is reflected today in the over 900 ornate churches which remain. If you visit Rome, we recommend visiting these churches to help you solve the architectural mystery of this Geocache of the Week: Eyes Up.

The view from St. Peter’s. Image by Ernschdla.

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Hunter’s Deceit — Geocache of the Week

Traditional Cache
GC4B6GZ
by jewilk1
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Oregon, United States
N 45° 27.610′ W 122° 50.036′

One of the more enjoyable parts of geocaching can be the use of deliberate misdirection,” says cache owner jewilk1.

Some could argue that hides of this type are considered evil, tormenting, and scream-inducing. Others enjoy the masochistic search for a cache that is hidden in plain sight. Jewilk1 takes a new-age approach to a classic deceptive hide: a 3D printed fake log. 

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Þingvellir – The Mid-Atlantic Ridge — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC1Z45X
by MaMiFKa
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2
Location:
Iceland
N 64° 15.325′ W 021° 07.718′

I feel the earth move under my feet                                                                                           I feel the sky tumbling down

Though the sky tumbling down almost certainly spells impending doom, if you feel the earth move under your feet while geocaching, it might simply be a sign that you’re at ground zero for Þingvellir – The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an EarthCache in Iceland, and our Geocache of the Week.

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Chuchichäschtli Deluxe! — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6MZEJ
by mrradach
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
2.5
Basel Stadt,
Switzerland
N 47° 34.159′ E 007° 39.480′

Welcome to Chuchichäschtli Deluxe! Did you pronounce that correctly? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone — trying to pronounce the name of this geocache is almost as puzzling as the cache itself. Swiss-German (Schweizerdeutsch) speakers can say this expression with ease, but we won’t keep the door shut on the translation. It is the typical Swiss-German term for kitchen cupboard, although this isn’t your typical cupboard (unless you like to store things in the woods). Opening the first door presents a big challenge, a labyrinth that is more deceptive than meets the eye. 

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Lake Gunn Fishermans Rest (Milford Rd, Fiordland) – Geocache of the Week

Traditional Cache
GCHW72
by kiwitonita
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
South Island, New Zealand
S 44° 53.521′ E 168° 04.754′

The lush, green moss dangling from the trees drape over the hiking trail on the way to a quaint hidden resting spot with a geocache. This ancient, red beech forest has an array of bird species, hiking paths, and glimpses of the eye-popping fjords between the trees. This Geocache of the Week serves as another dazzling example of the locations where geocaching can unexpectedly take you.

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