S.P.D. #1 – Welcome! — Geocache of the Week

by Sedona Police Dept.
Arizona, United States
N 34° 51.780′ W 111° 48.826′

“911 what’s your emergency?”

“I need to find a geocache!”

“Please go down to the Sedona police station for immediate assistance.”

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Celebrate the evolution of geocaching with the Big Blue Switch souvenir!

Geocaching has evolved, and so have geocachers. On May 2nd, we’re celebrating the 17th anniversary of the birth of geocaching with a Big Blue Switch souvenir! Find any geocache or attend any event on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and you’ll earn a new digital souvenir for your geocaching profile! 

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Dönerstag celebrations from around the world

Last week, nearly 40,000 geocachers around the world gathered to celebrate the unique geocaching holiday of Dönerstag. Events included feasts of döner kebab, cooking sausages over an open fire, a Signal the Frog® appearance, and of course, earning the Dönerstag souvenir!

Many of you, nearly 900,000 in fact, also earned the new Germany country souvenir!

We’ve rounded up Dönerstag photos from the tiny state of Rhode Island in the United States to the coast of Sweden, Dönerstag’s birthplace of Germany, and many places in between to show how Dönerstag is celebrated across the globe.

Here are some of the wonderful things that happened around the world during this celebration!

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A new logging experience is coming to Geocaching.com

We know that change has been prevalent here at HQ lately, and that it is not always easy. Now in our 17th year, we are addressing some growing pains that only come with being a game nearly two decades old. Namely, old code. Much of the website is unable to support the features today’s geocachers want and need, such as adding a favorite point and photo to a draft on Geocaching.com.

Building a new logging page allows us to incorporate more robust features, respond faster to your feedback and any problems, localize our content to reach more geocachers, fix timezone issues, and make Geocaching.com mobile responsive.

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We interviewed the Mega-Event hosts who are about to attempt a Guinness World Record

There are a lot of awesome geocachers out there. Some look for long lost geocaches, others go for 15 countries within 24 hours, and now a group of German mega event organizers are attempting an official Guinness World Record. There will be an attempt to create the world’s largest guestbook at the Maije im Saarland Mega Event in Germany this year. We’ve taken the opportunity to  interview the event organizers.

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