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Congratulations PodCacher on 600 episodes!

Since 2004 Sonny and Sandy have been geocaching together and traveling the world. What began as a first date became a hobby they would love and share together. A year and a half later the PodCacher podcast was born. Their charming personalities, engaging content, and consistency make the show entertaining for geocachers of all ages and levels of experience.

The podcast has grown to be the largest and most internationally-recognized geocaching audio show in the world. Earning nominations for “Best Produced Podcast” by the Podcast Awards and has been a featured podcast in Apple iTunes for many years.

As part of celebrating PodCacher’s milestone of 600 episodes, I interviewed Sonny and Sandy to learn more about how they got started and who they are outside of geocaching.

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Introducing Virtual Rewards!

Based on feedback we have received about Virtual Rewards, Geocaching HQ has decided to update the blog post with a new statement, found at the end of the post.

Geocaching HQ is thrilled to announce the release of Virtual Rewards, a project to reward some of geocaching’s great contributors, while also introducing a limited number of new Virtual Caches for the enjoyment of the entire geocaching community.

Starting today, approximately 4,000 geocachers in 63 countries around the world will receive emails with information about their Virtual Reward. This group is made up largely of top quality cache hiders from countries with at least 100 hiders. We created an algorithm to identify these people based on overall cache quality and cache health. Active community volunteers are also receiving a Virtual Reward as a thank you for giving their time and talent to support the geocaching community.

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You earned a free tracking code, now what?

You can travel nearly anywhere in the world and maybe even to space—without ever leaving your neighborhood: Just release a geocaching trackable and watch it move!

A trackable is a geocaching game piece that travels from geocache to geocache. By sending a trackable off on a mission, you can see the world through other geocachers’ logs and photos!

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Hiljainen Kansa - Geocache of the Week
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Hiljainen Kansa — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC1D4ZP
by woltti22
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Finland
N 65° 05.635 E 028° 54.329

 

One of the wonderful things about geocaching is how it leads you to locations you may have otherwise never heard of. Case in point: GC1D4ZP.

Today’s Geocache of the Week takes us to a remote field in northeastern Finland. As you drive along Highway 5 and look to the east, you will discover an army of over 1000 scarecrows in a field. The peaceful mob is made of wooden crosses, decorated with straw hair and bright clothes, which are refreshed twice a year.

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