Andorra Geocache of the Week

New country souvenir, Andorra, with Geocache of the Week: La T1 Perduda

by Maduixeta team
N 42° 28.316 E 001° 32.624
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high

Today we release a new country/regional souvenir for Andorra! If you have found a geocache in Andorra, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.

Located in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest Europe lies the marvelous country of Andorra. Europe’s sixth smallest nation enjoys a variety of microclimates such as alpine, continental, and Mediterranean. Andorra La Vella has the highest elevation of any European capital city with an elevation of 1,023 m (3,356 ft). Unique, no?

Something else that’s beautifully unique is our Geocache of the Week: a retired Volkswagen bus hauled 2,600 m (8,500 ft) up to the top of a rugged mountain, surrounded by a hillside of sharp and gnarly rocks. You know this one needs to go on your List of dream caches to find! Continue reading →

Environmental initiatives of geocaching

At Geocaching HQ, we are committed to the environment and continue to model eco-friendly practices and positively contribute to our world. The best progress towards this goal happens when the geocaching community and HQ work together. From EarthCaches and Geoawares to partnering with environmental agencies, here are six initiatives HQ participates in to geocache, live, and work more sustainably.

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Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniac

Gelderland is an emerging region when it comes cache creation; gadget caches, puzzle boxes, large caches, you name it! One of the prominent geocache hiders from that region is IronManiacGLD. His hides range from padlocked birdhouses and RFID chips in puzzle boxes, to secret briefcases straight from a James Bond movie.

Many of these caches have a high percentage of Favorite points—not bad for a cacher who just started in 2017. These caches all have great attention to detail and a cerebral approach to them. IronManiacGLD is an expert in human behavior and specializes in lie detection. He says, one of the things that inspire him most are finding intricate field puzzles and thinking about how the cache owners thought through the process.

While we all aren’t experts in human behavior, there is one important thing to remember: everyone is capable of creating awe-inspiring geocaches, you just have to harness your creativity and not be afraid to ask for help!

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Creation Celebration Inspiration

Cache Carnival and the Creation Celebration event series are less than two weeks out!

Still thinking about hosting a Creation Celebration? It’s time to dust off your costumes, gather your TOTT (tools of the trade), and get ready to celebrate cache creation and quality!

Check out these tips and tricks for taking your Creation Celebration to the next level.

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Six tips for finding a geocache in an environmentally friendly way

Geocaching is a great reason to get outside, enjoy a breath of fresh air, and reconnect with nature. If you are like most geocachers, you want to be respectful to your surroundings—especially plants and wildlife! To give you some pointers, we compiled six tips to show your love for Mother Earth when geocaching.

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