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“Basics of Hiding a Geocache” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

There are more than 1.2 million geocaches listed on Geocaching.com. Every geocache, from a micro-cache in the city to ammo can in the woods, started as a simple idea. Someone wanted to hide a geocache and challenge others to find it. Watch “Basics of Hiding a Geocache,” a Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video to learn the basics about hiding a geocache. Hear from Volunteer Reviewers around the world who’ve published tens of thousands of  geocaches.

Whether you’ve hidden geocaches for years or are thinking of hiding your first cache, their advice and tips can save you time and increase the quality of your geocache.

You should explore all the available information before submitting a cache.

Basics of hiding a geocache

Check out these three links:

Cache Listing Requirements

Review Process: Hiding a Geocache

Cache Ownership: A Long-Term Relationship

Feeling inspired? See the Geocaching.com video that reveals some of the secrets of Creative Geocaches.

Explore all the Geocaching.com Lost & Found videos in our gallery.  Share a video on “Newbie Geocaching 101,” watch a Travel Bug® move from cache to cache around the world and visit the highest and lowest geocaches in existence.

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“Sputnik 2010: A Geocache Odyssey” GC2JPJJ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK December 20, 2010

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“Sputnik 2010: A Geocache Odyssey” (GC2JPJJ) offers adventurers one of the joys of geocaching: an amazing story. This geocache literally traveled through space before being hidden in North Carolina.

On December 18th, team GAIAcaching hosted an event to launch a geocache into orbit. Team member Woyi organized the event. It’s only the third time a geocache container has traveled out of the earth’s atmosphere. The first geocache in space (GC1G3H2) was launched from the West Coast of the United States and has since been disabled. The second geocache in space resides aboard the International Space Station (GC1BE91).

More than 30 geocachers attended “Event Horizon!” to watch the geocache, containing Travel Bugs®, a H.D. camera, two Android phones along with a geocoin and other items lift into space carried by a giant inflatable balloon.

The geocache that traveled into space
Preparing for flight

The launch zone marks the first stage for this difficulty two, terrain three Multi-Cache.  After it lifted off, the geocache traveled approximately 124 miles. According to GAIAcaching team member, Waya, the balloon climbed to an altitude of 101,001 feet. During the decent Waya tells Latitude 47 the balloon reached a velocity of 130 miles an hour.

The landing zone is the final stage. The balloon touched down on private property. The team lead from GAIAcaching, e6c, worked with the land owner to allow geocachers access to find the cache.

The cache page instructs geocachers to let the homeowner know you’re geocaching for artifacts from space in his backyard. The balloon which carried the geocache also remains at the site for posterity.

Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

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Geocaching.com Caption Contest 18 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

 

WINNING CAPTION: “There he is!” “Where?” “There!” “What? Behind the squirrel?” “It *is* the squirrel! The most foul, cruel and bad-tempered cache you ever set eyes on!”- ClanDouglas 

Try your caption writing skills in the eighteenth installment of our Geocaching.com Caption Contest.   You could become the proud winner of a barely coveted prize! What caption would you write? “I really feel at one with nature when I geocache.” You can do better!

Barely coveted prize

Submit your caption by clicking on “Comments” below and explore the captions that other geocachers crafted. Please include your geocaching username in all entries.

You can influence the voting.  “Like” the caption that you think should win.  If you think your caption should win, convince your geocaching friends and family to “like” your caption.  Lackeys will then decide between the top captions to crown the winner of this Geocaching.com Caption Contest.

Click the image to see the winner of the previous Geocaching.com Caption Contest

The winner receives this barely coveted prize from Groundspeak Headquarters. This winning entry will be sent this Geocaching.com Official Logbook.

Click on the image to the right to discover the winning caption from the previous Geocaching.com Caption Contest.

14 Lackeys voted to award the winner of the seventeenth Geocaching.com Caption Contest a barely coveted prize.

Explore the wit and wisdom of geocachers by checking out all the Geocaching Caption Contests.