Y2EL’s Bugs, Bugs, Octopus – ‘Much Ado’ — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC6FQ4K
by Y2EL and Pipesy
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
2
Location:
East Midlands, United Kingdom
N 53° 08.308 W 000° 47.426
We like big caches and we can not lie

We like big caches and we can not lie

Y2EL’s Bugs, Bugs, Octopus – ‘Much Ado’ is a big cache. How big? Well, big enough to fit most of your body inside. In fact, this may be one of the larger caches in the United Kingdom. The journey to the cache may be challenging due to the nettles and thistles in the area, but the reward is worth it.

The cache can be found after a decent hike alongside the River Trent in the East Midlands region of the Uk. The container forces you to climb inside all the way to the very back in order to log the cache.

This cache will make you feel silly. This cache will make you laugh. This cache will give your friends and families plenty of embarrassing photos to share with the world.

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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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7 Continents, 7 EarthCaches

An EarthCache is a special geological location people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. EarthCache pages include a set of educational notes along with coordinates. Visitors to EarthCaches can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources and how scientists gather evidence. Typically, to log an EarthCache, you will have to provide answers to questions by observing the geological location.

Here are 7 Continents, 7 EarthCaches to get you inspired. Ready to go around the world and learn about Mother Earth? Let’s go!

Don’t forget, you can earn your International EarthCache Day 2017 souvenir by venturing out to find an EarthCache on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2017!

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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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The Sword In The Stone — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC27N0W
by Diehard50248
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Minnesota, United States
N 44° 56.058′ W 092° 58.861′

According to legend, cache owner Diehard50248 used his magical powers to place the sword in the stone and boldly stated, “Who so pulleth out this sword of this stone is rightwise ‘born to cache.’

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