Adventures in geocaching and writing—interview with Marcellus Cadd of Geocaching While Black

Marcellus Cadd (atreides_78723) writes the blog Geocaching While Black. What started with finding a local cache turned into a passion for finding hidden treasures and writing about the experience of it all. We spoke to Marcellus about his geocaching adventures, what geocaching means to him, and what he hopes readers take away from his blog.

Continue reading →

Our sun sets to rise again with the Last 2020 and First 2021 souvenirs

We did it. We made it. This year brought unprecedented change, but we still came together as a community despite challenges. We adapted by figuring out Zoom to see our friends, geocaching solo, and planning future outings. Even through it all, caches were found, souvenirs were earned, and travel bugs achieved their mileage goals.

Continue reading →

Siegfrieds Schwert — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC70YWG
by die Helden und werner 54
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Hesse, Germany
N 49° 38.956 E 008° 30.668

A lost treasure, a dangerous dragon, and a fabled sword? This week’s Geocache of the Week, Siegfrieds Schwert (GC70YWG), brings a medieval epic back to life and lets you be the legend of this quest.

Image by BlackTempler.

The famous “Nibelungenlied” tells the tale of Siegfried, who slew the dragon Fafnir with his trusty sword “Balmung,” and bathed in the beast’s blood which rendered him invincible –  except for a single spot on his back where a leaf from a linden tree had fallen on him. Tragically, Siegfried dies in the course of the story and his sword “Balmung” is lost. Centuries later, in 2017 to be exact, a group of knightly cache owners created a geocache that challenges other cachers to find the fabled sword in a lush forest in southern Hesse, Germany.

Continue reading →

New country souvenir, India, with Geocache of the Week: Rocks of Hyderabad – Golconda

EarthCache
GC6CX04
by Tomazzo69
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
India
N 17° 22.989 E 078° 23.965

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


India is a subcontinent and country in Southern Asia. The regions of India are vast and diverse ranging from plateaus and dusty deserts to snow capped mountains and lush plains. It is also the second most populous country in the world and home to this week’s Geocache of the Week.

Continue reading →

Geocache of the Week: Operation: Geocacher – Gadget Series (GC7WWCY)

Traditional
GC7WWCY
by Team Noltex
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
Washington, United States
N 47° 11.417 W 122° 29.829

This week’s geocache of the week, Operation: Geocacher, is highlighting a caching twist of the beloved classic board game that bears the same name. Hidden with permission at a plant nursery in the Evergreen State of Washington, GCWWCY offers a refreshing environment with gorgeous colors and floral scents. This week is #geogeekweek, so we had to nerd out over this and give some recognition to an extraordinary gadget cache!

Continue reading →