Celebrate a year of medieval heritage with the Treasure of the Temple Knights GeoTour

Celebrating a year of adventures along Spain’s first GeoTour.

In the valleys of Saja and Nansa in western Cantabria, Spain, 148 geocaches await you on the Treasure of Temple Knights GeoTour (GT8C). In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Spain’s first GeoTour, the hosts have planned a weekend full of events. This is your opportunity to find caches in an array of terrains, from the sea to the mountains, that  make this GeoTour an unforgettable experience. Spanning an area of 1,000 square kilometers, this GeoTour was developed with the cultural and environmental heritage of the region in mind. There are even specific locations designed for kids based on mythological creatures!

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Happy Birthday and Happy GeoTour, Smokey Bear!

 

This blog post was written by geocaching veteran, Geocaching HQ employee, and purple enthusiast, MissJenn.

 

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has taught millions of Americans about their role in preventing wildfires. This year, Smokey is celebrating his 75th birthday. To honor him and his timeless message of wildfire prevention, Middle-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact is launching a new GeoTour—The Smokey Bear 75th Anniversary GeoTour (GT92).

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A Dash of the Unexpected GeoTour (GT7B)

Alabama’s first and only GeoTour, A Dash of the Unexpected, is home to 31 geocaches spread out along popular BBQ sites, graceful waterfalls, scenic state parks, and eight lakes. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the mighty Tennessee River highlight the nature of Northern Alabama, but the GeoTour doesn’t stop there. Many of the caches are in historical areas, small towns, and nature centers making it perfect for an epic road trip.

To kick this GeoTour off right, here’s three facts about Alabama that you likely didn’t expect:

  1. Alabama introduced Mardi Gras to the western world.
  2. Alabama workers built the first rocket that put humans on the moon.
  3. The world’s first electric trolley system was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.

Who knows, maybe you will stumble upon something that you’ve never experienced before or never knew about navigating around this GeoTour.

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Pirates of the High Seas GeoTour (GT66)

Ahoy, geocachers! The lost treasure of pirate Captain Dominique Youx is in Florida’s panhandle and yours for the plundering. Travel from cache to cache and collect the pieces of Captain Youx’s map. Only when you have all nine can you determine where the final resting place of his treasure is and where your booty awaits; a rare geocoin considered to be part of the treasure itself. The Pirates of the High Seas GeoTour is off the hook fun for everyone. They even have pirate clothing at several cache locations so you can develop your pirate persona along the way.

Panama City Beach is known for, well, their beaches. Regarded as some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s no wonder it was a hot spot for pirates and treasure—and the perfect spot for a GeoTour!

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