Part two: Real inspiration for Virtual Caches

There have already been over 764 Virtual Caches published in 52 countries since August 24, 2017 when Virtual Rewards were introduced! Part one of this series focused on Virtuals that already existed, but this time we’re featuring new Virtual Caches from around the world.

Join us on a virtual trip around the world!

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Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour (GT77)

Location: Butler County, Ohio
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Best time of year to visit

Ohio is graced by all four seasons. Whether you like to enjoy the spring flowers, summer warmth, fall colors, or snowy winter scenes, the Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour will take you on a scenic drive through the entire county.

Butler County Donut Trail GeoTour

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Caution: Geocacher in training

While “the largest outdoor treasure hunt” sounds simple enough, we can admit there is quite a learning curve to mastering the art of geocaching. That’s why we’re improving the onboarding experience for new geocachers with our latest Geocaching® app update.

These changes will not affect geocachers who have previously found and logged a cache, but will provide training to get new users up to speed with the game of geocaching, the app, and best practices while out in the field.  

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The Dosenfischer – The final curtain

The Dosenfischer have been an integral part of the German geocaching community for 10 years, with fans all over Europe. Over the years their podcast and geocaching-themed songs have been the delight of many geocachers. But all good things must come to an end. On August 26 2017 aba, sandmann, Stotco, DimiB, and Seasack played their last gig at the MEGA Switzerland – Meeting Friends 2017.

Geocaching HQ had the opportunity to talk with the band after the concert.

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Updated Geocache Hiding Guidelines

Today, Geocaching HQ is releasing updated guidelines for hiding caches. The main goal of the update is to make the Geocache Hiding Guidelines easier to read and understand. Here is what we have done to achieve that goal:

  • Improved guideline layout
  • Made text more clear
  • Reduced number of words by 15%
  • Moved supporting material to Help Center
  • Added some changes or clarifications to specific guidelines (see below)

In addition to the text updates, the page got a face lift, including better navigation! Read the new guidelines.

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