Gadget caches 101

If you’re somewhat new to geocaching, you’ve probably found that in addition to learning about the process of finding a geocache, you also learn a whole geocaching vocabulary, too. Today we’re checking out one of the terms on that vocabulary list: gadget cache. Scroll down to learn more about what makes certain geocaches gadget caches and see fun examples of this category of cache. Continue reading →

Introducing Signal’s Labyrinth

Here at Geocaching HQ, it’s not uncommon to hear the question “where in the world is Signal the Frog®?” The only trouble this time is, we don’t know. Last we heard, Signal was seen headed toward a magical and mysterious land in search of inspiration for a new geocache. What our favorite mascot didn’t realize is the secrets of this place are hidden in a series of labyrinths that are way too easy to get lost in! Can you help Signal evade danger and navigate the mazes? Starting April 4, 2022, find geocaches, Adventures, and mysterious bonus items to earn new souvenirs and help Signal make it back to HQ. Continue reading →

Spring cleaning for your caches

Here in the Northern Hemisphere ice is starting to thaw, birdsong floats through the air, and fragrant flowers are starting to bloom. Spring is on its way and we’re ready for the brighter days and longer cache outings the season brings. With the weather getting warmer, now is also a great time to check on your caches and do a little spring cleaning. Caches often need maintenance after the colder and wetter months. Follow our tips below to freshen up your cache and make it ready for a new season of “Found it” logs and Favorite points. Cachers in the Southern Hemisphere, who are entering autumn, can also follow these tips to make sure their caches are in good shape after a busy summer season. Continue reading →

Level up your log writing

After signing a geocache’s physical logbook, the important last step of making your find is posting a digital log in the app or on the website. The log is important not just because posting it increases your find count, it also gives information about the cache to the cache owner (CO) and other cachers, and it’s a great place to thank the CO by sharing the experience that their cache created for you. Follow our four tips to level up your log writing and get the most out of every “Found it” log. Continue reading →

How to pick a good geocache location

There’s not a lot that geocaching shares with the world of real estate, but there is one rule that experienced realtors and geocachers both swear by: Location is everything! A great hiding location can elevate a geocache from okay to outstanding and set the cache up to become a local favorite and destination for any visiting cacher. So how do you pick a great place for your cache? Excellent question. Read on for our top tips on how to pick a good hiding location. Continue reading →