Say Hello to 2016 with Two New Souvenirs



So far this year, we’ve had a blast celebrating 15 years of geocaching. We found a geocache on the anniversary of the first geocache hide, laughed at plenty of #TBT photos from geocaching’s early days, and even joined our favorite geocachers on an epic road trip. Like most geocaching streaks, however, 2015 will inevitably come to a close…

But good news: This year, we invite you to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016 with two new geocaching souvenirs. Find a geocache or attend an event on December 31 to earn the Goodbye 2015 souvenir. Then, start your year off right with the Hello 2016 souvenir, which can also be earned by finding a geocache or attending an event on January 1.

How do I earn both souvenirs?

  1. Earn the Goodbye 2015 souvenir by finding any geocache or attending an event on December 31, 2015.
  2. Earn the Hello 2016 souvenir by finding another geocache or attending a different event on January 1, 2016.

Can you earn two souvenirs for one event if it starts on December 31 and ends on January 1?

Nice try. To earn both souvenirs, you’ll have to submit two different logs for two different geocaches and/or events, one on each day.

Can I schedule back-to-back events to earn both souvenirs ?

Nope! The geocaching guidelines prohibit event stacking. To avoid event stacking, Event Caches should be separated by time, organized by different geocachers, have a minimum duration of 30 minutes and take place at a different location than other events. Please check out the geocaching guidelines for more information about planning an Event Cache.

How do I throw a great New Year’s geocaching event?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out this blog post for how to throw an awesome geocaching bash in 5 easy steps.

Whether you celebrate the new year by eating grapes (like in Spain), decorating your home (as they do in Japan), or geocaching (as they do all over the world), New Year’s is a time to remember the past year and welcome the next.

How will you say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016?

12 Geocaches Guaranteed to Give You Goosebumps


As a geocacher, evil nanos, tricky puzzles and even fake spiders may no longer surprise you. That’s why we’ve created a list of the world’s spookiest geocaches — geocaches guaranteed to make you shriek, shudder and have a frighteningly good time.

Check Out the World’s Spookiest Geocaches

What’s the most frightening geocache you’ve found? Share your most terrifying tales on the Geocaching Facebook page.

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What’s Next for Geocaching: Trackables


Trackables Now Available in the Geocaching Intro App

We’re pretty excited for this update. Are you ready? It’s now easier than ever to find and log trackables from the field by using the Geocaching Intro app. Now you can:

  • Search for trackables by TB code and log them
  • View trackable details pages
  • Learn more about trackables with built-in tips

This is just phase one, so more updates will follow soon. There are plenty of trackables out there just waiting to be discovered. Who knows? You may even find one of these unusual trackables.

Download the free Geocaching Intro app for iPhone or Android.

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Earn a new souvenir for International EarthCache Day


International EarthCache Day is October 11

On October 11, you can earn a new souvenir for celebrating the geocaching game board. What’s that, you ask? The whole entire Earth!* All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day.

EarthCaches don’t have physical containers, but instead bring you to a unique location and teach you an earth science lesson. To make the find, you’ll have to check the EarthCache’s description and answer questions based on where you are.

If you’re using the free Geocaching Intro App, finding and logging an EarthCache is easy. You can just send your answers to the cache owner via Message Center. Visit the search page to find an EarthCache near you.

Find an EarthCache Near You

*and one lonely space station